Public Perspectives: Ipsos’ 3rd Annual Canadian Mental Health Check Up

Ahead of CMHA’s national Mental Health week, Ipsos Public Affairs explored the attitudes of Canadians toward their mental health in our third annual Canadian Mental Health Index.

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  • Mike Colledge President, Ipsos Public Affairs Canada
  • Chris Martyn Chief Research Officer, Canada, Public Affairs
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The Index shows that mental health issues are an increasing challenge, as the proportion of Canadians who are classified as “high risk” on Ipsos’ Mental Health Risk Index inched up again to 41% this year, up from 35% in 2016, and 33% in 2015. Four-in-ten (40%) Canadians report that their mental health has disrupted their lives in some way in the past year, which is an increase of 11 percentage points over last year. Encouragingly though, an increasing number of Canadians have talked with someone about mental health (42%), and almost half (48%) report being personally more comfortable talking about mental health issues compared to two years ago.

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The author(s)
  • Mike Colledge President, Ipsos Public Affairs Canada
  • Chris Martyn Chief Research Officer, Canada, Public Affairs

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