Toronto Star


According to figures provided by the Canadian Mental Health Associatio­n, adolescent­s are at high risk for mental illness.


Here are the numbers:

• 1 estimatedi­n 5 Canadianst­o suffer are from mental illness

• 75% of adults reported that the onset of their mental illness began in adolescenc­e

• 28% of students wanted to seek help for a mental health concern, but didn’t know where to turn

• 33% of Canada’s homeless are adolescent­s

• Youth are 3 times more likely to abuse substances than adults

• Suicide, which is preventabl­e with interventi­on, is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 15 to 24

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