Mental Health and Stigma



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The importance of reducing the stigma of mental illness

Only one third to one half of people who suffer from mental illness seek help. Stigma is one of the largest barriers.

How can reducing stigma help?

Better prognosis and outcomes

Culture shift in thinking and attitudes toward mental illness

More acceptance and supportive environments

Increased productivity and positive financial impacts


One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. The remaining four will have a friend, family member, or colleague who will.

500 thousand Canadians, in any given week, are unable to work due to mental health problems.

One third of workplace disability claims are related to mental illness.

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

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