Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.
Adults with severe mental health problems and illnesses die up to 25 years sooner than adults in the general population.
In lost productivity costs due to absenteeism.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian youth.
Of London’s children under the age of 15 have a disability.
Last year, almost 7,000 people accessed United Way funded individual counselling or group workshops to help address issues related to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide and other significant mental health concerns. The local crisis line funded by United Way received an additional 16,000 calls.
6,037 individuals were provided counselling services in London and Middlesex County through United Way funded counselling programs.
3,448 individuals attended United Way funded mental health education programs that promote understanding.
Liaisons from 12 organizations, representing 20,110 employees from London and Middlesex, participated in “Meeting the Standard” to reduce the stigma and discrimination of mental illness in the workplace.
1,678 seniors were provided a variety of meaningful activities to help foster interactions and connections in their community and decrease their sense of isolation.