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Stats

People in their early and prime working years are among the hardest hit by mental health problems and illnesses1

500,000 Canadians missed work today due to mental issues1

Up to 70% of young adults living with mental health problems report that the symptoms started in childhood1

Only half of employees with moderate to severe symptoms seek treatment2

80% of people who are depressed responded well to treatment3

78% of Canadians living with depression are concerned they will lose their job because of it3

  1. Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)
  2. 2 Dewa CS, Thompson AH, and Jacobs P. The association of treatment of depressive episodes and work productivity. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2011, 56(12): 743-750
  3. Quick Facts on Mental Illness & Addiction in Canada" - 3rd edition; Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC), 2009

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