Mental Health In Canada
Mental illness is the second leading cause of human disability and premature death.
In Canada, mental health is the number one cause of disability, accounting for nearly 30% of disability claims and 70% of the total costs. Everyday, 500,000 Canadians (1.48% of the population)are absent from work due to psychiatric problems. Fifteen percent of people with serious mental illness are homeless at any given time and 30-50 percent of the chronically homeless have a severe mental illness. Read more