By Maggie Macintosh Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Manitoba teachers say their workforce is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic’s “shadow effect’,’ both a surge of mental health concerns and limited services to address them, following the height of virus-related lockdowns and remote learning. “My anxiety levels about everything are out of this world. I definitely am experiencing anxiety about what I think might be trivial things; it kind of pops up out of the blue,” said Richelle North Star Scott, a Winnipeg teacher. In the early days of the pandemic, North Star Scott delivered remote lessons and later co-taught classrooms filled with masked students. In her personal life, she took care of her anxious children and worried about her personal and family well-being. The teacher, employed as an Indigenous co-ordinator in
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