MORE COM­MON THAN YOU THINK

Investment Executive - - ADVISORS’ REPORT CARD -

• One in five (20%) Cana­di­ans ex­pe­ri­ence a men­tal health is­sue in any given year. • By age 40, about 50% of the pop­u­la­tion will have or will have had a men­tal ill­ness. • Ap­prox­i­mately 8% of adults will ex­pe­ri­ence ma­jor de­pres­sion at some point in their lives. • Anx­i­ety dis­or­ders af­fect 5% of the pop­u­la­tion. • Sui­cide is one of the lead­ing causes of death for Cana­di­ans from ado­les­cence to mid­dle age. • In­di­vid­u­als with a men­tal ill­ness are twice as likely to have a sub­stance use prob­lem com­pared to the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion. Sim­i­larly, those with sub­stance use prob­lems are up to three times more likely to have a men­tal ill­ness. • Men­tal ill­ness can cut 10 to 20 years from a per­son’s life ex­pectancy.

Source: Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion, cmha.ca

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