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Mental health problems and illnesses also account for more than $6 billion in lost productivity costs due to absenteeism and presenteeism.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada
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In Canada, only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.

CMHA
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2 in 3 people suffer in silence fearing judgment and rejection.

Canadian Medical Association
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1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.

Canadian Institute of Health Research
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Only 49% of Canadians said they would socialize with a friend who has a serious mental illness.

Canadian Medical Association
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27% of Canadians are fearful of being around people who suffer from serious mental illness.

Canadian Medical Association
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Mood and anxiety disorders impact an estimated 22% of the Canadian population.

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At this very moment, some 3 million Canadians are suffering from depression.

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Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year-olds and 16% among 25-44 year-olds.

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Two-thirds of homeless people using urban shelters suffer from some form of mental illness.

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health
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On any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness.

Mental Health Commission of Canada
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Adults with severe mental health problems and illnesses die up to 25 years earlier than adults in the general population.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
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