THE ECONOMIC IMPACT
• Each week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. This includes approximately 355,000 disability cases and 175,000 full-time workers absent from work due to a mental illness. • The cost of a disability leave for a mental illness is about double the cost of a leave for a physical illness.
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, camh.ca