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It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

1 to 3% of Canadians have a developmental disability.

Of 80,000 individuals with a developmental disability in Ontario, 24,000 have a dual diagnosis.

It is estimated that 77% of adults with a developmental disability also live in poverty.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth experience substance abuse problems 3 to 5 times higher than heterosexual youth.

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.

Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem.

Mental illnesses can be treated effectively.

Everybody Counts

AFTER HOURS

After - Hours Emergency/Crises Lines

In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1

Please call any of the numbers provided in the
event of a Crisis:

For YOUTH 
Youthdale Psychiatric Crisis Service
(416) 363-9990
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (416) 924-4646
Catholic Children’s Aid Society (416) 395-1500
KIDS Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
HEYY – Hearing Every Youth thru Youth 
(416) 423-4399

On the Street-Shelters:
Central Family Intake (416) 397-5637
Covenant House (416) 593-4849
Street Helpline 1-866-392-3777
Scott Mission (416) 923-8872

For Parents/Guardians:
PARENT Helpline 1-888-603-9100
Distress Centres of Toronto (416) 408-HELP(4357)

Other Important Numbers:
Telehealth 1-866-797-0000
Poison Information Line (416) 813-5900