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Why Mental Health Research and Education Matter
  • Mental Health Issues Affect Everyone: In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem. Nearly 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year–an average of 11 suicides a day. For each death by suicide there are as many as 100 suicide attempts(1).
  • Mental Health & Stigma: 42% of Canadians are unsure whether they would socialize with a friend who has a mental illness(1).
  • Mental Health Issues Cost Canadians: 9,344 hospitalizations in Ontario alone are due to suicide attempts with an average length of stay of 6.7 days. Average cost per suicide is $849,878.00(2).
  • Research Is Key To Recovey: Better treatment, services and cures that lead to recovery can only be found through research(3).

1. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – 2.Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council – 3.Healthy Minds Canada

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