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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

PROGRAMS

Griffin Centre staff and programs address a broad range of issues including:

  • Conflict with family, peers or others
  • Problems at school and/or in the community
  • Depression or other mental health concerns
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • discrimination and/or harassment counselling
  • Conflict with the law
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism

If we are not the appropriate agency to assist you, our intake workers will do their best to refer you to the one that is.

 

Griffin Centre staff and programs address a broad range of issue

reachOUT

reachOUT is a creative, inclusive & accessible program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, gender nonconforming and queer (LGBTTGNCQ) people in the Greater Toronto Area. In particular, we recognize the needs of youth and adults who experience multiple oppressions and work to create spaces with and for people who are traditionally excluded from mainstream services, including people of colour, trans, two-spirit and gender nonconforming people, and disabled people. We are committed to social justice, community building, education and advocacy to increase access, visibility and to strengthen our communities. As part of equitable representation, our staff team reflects the diversity of our queer, trans, two-spirit and gender non-conforming communities with the majority of our team members identifying as Black, Indigenous and people of colour. We offer:

  • Individual and family counselling for youth 12-18
  • Settlement services for LGBTTGNCQ immigrants and refugees (all ages)
  • Consultation and training to service providers and external agencies
  • Accessible workshops
  • Drop-in groups
  • Outreach services
  • Advocacy
  • Arts programming
  • Sports and recreational activities

For more info, contact reachOUT@griffincentre.org or Tess Vo, Supervisor, reachOUT at 416-222-1320 ext. 171.

If we are not the appropriate agency to assist you, our intake workers will do their best to refer you to the one that is.

FEE FOR SERVICE

Griffin Centre provides consultation services for organizations outside the Centre's catchment area, trying to meet the needs of individuals with a dual diagnosis (i.e., program design and review, Individual client assessment). Available on a fee for service basis.

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