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Did you know that each year 1 in 5 Canadians live with a mental illness or addiction?
Mental illness or addiction doesn’t discriminate: it can impact any of us, anytime, anywhere. It also affects:
- Any gender
- Any socioeconomic background
- Any family background or lifestyle
- Any age
Types of Mental Illness 101
directly affect 12% of Canadians and include illnesses such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
affects less than 1% of the population. It occurs in early adulthood and is characterized by altered thinking such as delusions.
like Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression impact thousands of Canadians and their families.
like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are complex mental illnesses that also affect physical health and well-being.