MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK
• 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