If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KGH staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Facts

1 in 5 adults Canadians suffer from a mental health disorder but many will not get the help they need due to a fear of being judged or treated differently. Many times the stigma itself is worse than the symptoms of the illness. Get the facts. Find out what help is available. Speak up and put an end to the stigma.

Did you know?

  • Chances of having a mental illness in your lifetime in Canada: 1 in 5
  • Percentage of Canadians who will experience a major depression in their lifetime: 8%
  • Percentage of Canadians who will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime: 12%
  • Likelihood that people with mental illness will commit violent acts: No greater than the general population
  • Likelihood of women experiencing depression: 2 times that of men

Self-Screening Tools

Mental HealthMental Illness 

If left untreated, anxiety and depression can have significant effects on an individual's ability to function impacting their thinking, mood, behaviour, as well as their physical well-being. Perform an online self-screening today to help determine if you or someone you care about may be suffering from a mental illness.  
Feeling Better Now Tool | Depression risk calculator 
Anxiety disorders screening | Depression screening 
Other mental health screening tools
Check Up From the Neck Up | Get help now! 

AddictionsAddictions

A common misperception about addictive illness is that those affected by it are somehow weak or lack the willpower to control their use. The truth is, addictions are serious illnesses that affect many Canadians.  Use these tools to help determine if you or someone you care about may have an addiction.
Do I Have a Problem with Alcohol & Drugs?
Risky Drinking Screening Test
Evaluate Your Drinking | Get help now!

AddictionsProblem Gambling

Problem gambling, whether it involves sports betting, scratch tickets, cards or poker, can interfere with your relationships, your work, and can have serious financial consequences. Use these tools to help determine if you or someone you care about may be affected by problem gambling. 
Do I have a Gambling Problem? 
Problem Gambling Severity Index
Winning ways to keep gambling safe | Get help now!

Mood Tracker AppTracking your Mood 

As a tool for those with depression or anxiety, the Mood Panda App helps to identify factors that affect negative feelings and can create calendars and graphs of your mood history. Get MoodPanda for free here or check out the Healthyplace.com Mood Tracker, another valuable tool for monitoring your mood.  


Stigma

Awareness, Support< & ToolkitsDe-Stigmatizing Mental Illness 

Stigma, together with misinformation about mental illness, can delay the decision to seek treatment and make it difficult for those who are managing mental illness in the workplace. Do your part to reduce stigma- Get the facts on Stigma and Discrimination Around Mental Health Problems and find out why Mental Health is Everyone's Concern. For information on addressing mental health concerns in the workplace check out these videos or browse through the Bell Let's Talk Toolkit  to find out about ways you can increase mental illness awareness.


More Facts on Mental Illness

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