Mental Health Information

About Mental Illness

Mental Illness is common. Statistics show that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. It`s crucial that we become educated about the nature of mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with the disease.

Mental illness can take many forms, just like any physical illness. It is a collection of disorders characterized by symptoms such as extreme mood swings, disturbances of thought or perception, overwhelming obsessions or fears, or high levels of debilitating anxiety.

Mental illness knows no boundaries; it can affect everyone regardless of age, culture, income and education. All of us can make a difference when we know the facts.

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