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Let’s start a conversation.

Do you know someone with a mental illness, or are you living with one yourself? by the age of 40, about 50% of Canadians will have or have had a mental illness.* Even if you’re not one of these people, you can help end the stigma surrounding mental illness one small step at a time.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) estimates that up to 20% of youth are affected by mental illness, and that 3.2 million youth are at risk for developing depression. 

How can you help others, and yourself?

  • Realize that people are not their illnesses, they are affected by them.
  • Be kind to one another.
  • Be a good listener and check in on family and friends.
  • Talk about mental health. Sharing your story can help.
  • Reach out if you need help – to anyone and everyone.

If you would like to talk, please call the Kids’ Help Phone at: 1-800-668-6868, or Crisis Services Canada at 1-833-456-4566.

*Stats from CMHA.CA