The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released the first phase of Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada — the first-ever national-level set of indicators that identifies and reports on the mental health of Canadians.
The first phase of the comprehensive report highlights the current mental health state of Canadians and indicates where improvements in mental health care are needed. According to the report, some areas that have raised concerns and need to be addressed are:
- Anxiety/mood disorders
- Intentional self-harm among college students
- School-based mental health promotion
- Stress associated with family caregiving
- Stress at work
- Suicide rates in the general population
CMHA has been and continues to be intimately involved in contributing to several efforts aimed at creating more comprehensive and inclusive mental health and mental illness indicators.
The full report will be released later this spring.
View the full media release here.
View the preliminary report here.