The Facts About Mental Health In Canada (2022)

The Facts About Mental Health In Canada (2022)

RiseHwy99 are advocates for the benefits that exercise has on our mental health. Whether it's a stroll on the beach, a night away camping or challenging yourself and some buddies to en epic hike within the Sea-To-Sky region; we're here for it.

Here are some shocking top 10 mental health facts in Canada from 2022:

  1. 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime (Canadian Mental Health Association).
  2. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, with an average of 11 people per day taking their own lives (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention).
  3. 58% of Canadians feel comfortable discussing their mental health with friends and family (Canadian Mental Health Association).
  4. Women are more likely to experience mental health issues than men, with a prevalence rate of 20% compared to 14% (Canadian Mental Health Association).
  5. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Canadians' mental health, with 40% of Canadians reporting worsening mental health as a result of the pandemic (Canadian Mental Health Association).
  6. The suicide rate among Indigenous peoples in Canada is three times higher than the general population (Government of Canada).
  7. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in Canada, affecting 12% of the population (Canadian Mental Health Association).
  8. Mental health issues cost the Canadian economy an estimated $50 billion per year (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
  9. Access to mental health care in Canada is limited, with only 1 in 3 Canadians who need mental health care receiving it (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
  10. Exercise and spending time outdoors have been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, with outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and spending time in nature being especially beneficial (Canadian Mental Health Association).

Taking care of our mental health is crucial, and these facts highlight the need for increased awareness and support for mental health issues in Canada. At RiseHwy99, we believe in the power of nature to improve mental wellbeing, and we're dedicated to helping Canadians enjoy the outdoors as a way to promote better mental health.

Sources:

  1. https://cmha.ca/fast-facts-about-mental-illness
  2. https://suicideprevention.ca/understanding/suicide-facts-and-stats/
  3. https://cmha.ca/news/survey-58-of-canadians-say-they-would-be-uncomfortable-discussing-mental-health-with-their-employer
  4. https://cmha.ca/fast-facts-about-mental-illness
  5. https://cmha.ca/news/canadian-mental-health-association-calls-for-more-mental-health-supports-amidst-covid-19-pandemic
  6. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576089510989/1576089547121
  7. https://cmha.ca/fast-facts-about-mental-illness
  8. https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/costing-out-mental-illnesses-2016
  9. https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/what-we-do/mental-health-strategy
  10. https://cmha.ca/blogs/why-nature-is-so-good-for-your-mental-health
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