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Your support of the Canadian
Mental Health Association
has a real impact. We have
helped people like these and
so many others turn the page
and begin a new chapter in
the stories of their lives. With
the support of federal and
provincial governments, our
community, our donors and
our funders, the children and
adults we serve will continue
to create inspiring tales of
courage, of perseverance and
determination, of hope and
success.
A
n
abused mother discovers her talent
for business and creates a story of
independence and success.
A
middle-aged married man and his
three children rebuild their lives
after losing his job and home.
A
student emerges from years of social
and academic struggles and writes a
story of accomplishment and hope.
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1 in 5 Canadians will have a mental health or addiction problem this year.
Source: Kessler, R. C., Chiu, W.T., Demler, O., Walters, E.E. (2005). Prevalence, Severity, and Comorbidity of 12-Month
DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62 (6), 617-627.
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44% of Canadian employees report experiencing mental health problems.
Source: The Conference Board of Canada. (2011). Building mentally healthy workplaces: perspectives
of Canadian workers and front-line managers. Ottawa, Ontario: Thorpe, K. & Chenier, L.
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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to
middle age. The mortality rate due to suicide among men is 4x the rate among women.
Source: Canadian Mental Health Association Website www.cmha.ca
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Among Canadians with a mental illness or addiction in any given year, only one-third will seek help.
Source: Statistics Canada. (2003). Canadian community health survey: mental health and well-being.
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Within the last 12 months, approximatelyy 85% of students in Canadian post-secondary institutions
reported experiencing some form of anxiety, depression, discrimination and/or stress-related disorder.
Source: American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA II) Canadian Reference Group
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According to the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) health indicator tool,
1,434 Ontarians were waiting for supportive housing at the end of FY’ 2012-13. It can be estimated that there are up to 40,000 Ontarians living with mental illness who are homeless and up to
171,000 people living with mental illness are vulnerably housed. Source: MHCC. 2010. Turning the Key.
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In Canada, only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.
Source: www.cmha.ca
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It is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy $51 billion annually in healthcare and lost productivity.
Source: Dewa et al (2008). A New Population-Based Measure of the Burden of Mental Illness in Canada.
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Delivered the
program to over
2,000
individuals
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CMHA branches offering the course
in BC, AB, SK, ON and NB
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8,606
people received
housing related
services
CMHA owned 486
housing units
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