A Worldwide Crisis
Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada
While mental illness accounts for about 10% of the burden of disease in Ontario, it receives just 7% of health care dollars. Relative to this burden, mental health care in Ontario is underfunded by about $1.5 billion*.
of mental health problems and illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence
estimated cost per year of mental illness to the Canadian economy
Canadians are unable to work in any given week because of mental illness
increase in unique patients at CAMH projected in the next two decades
of people with serious mental illness comprise up to 50% of Canada's homeless
*Brien et al. (2015), Taking Stock: A report on the quality of mental health and addictions services in Ontario.