Friday, September 05, 2003

Mental Health and Well-being Here's another survey from StatsCan that was conducted in 2002 with over 36,000 repondents. The survey looked at the health status of the population, the use of mental health care services and what factors influenced mental health. The findings are not that surprising for me ... Canadians are just as likely to suffer from major depression as they are from other illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. The survey looked at the differences between males and females, different age groups, and those that sought professional help. The survey also tried to correlate the findings with socio-demographic information, income, stress, medication use and social support. Take a look - you probably know someone who suffers from depression, and this just goes to show you ... they're not alone.


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