Monday, May 31, 2010

Mental Health Monday: Facts

  • 20% of Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
  • About 8% of adults will experience major depression at some point in their lifetime
  • About 20% of people with a mental illness also have issues with substance abuse
  • Anxiety affects 12% of the population
  • Only 1/3 of people who need assistance for mental health issues in Canada seek help
  • Mental health issues account for one of the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide
  • Less than 4% of medical research funding goes to mental illness research

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