Did You Know?

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

WHO WE SERVE

Griffin Centre serves youth and adults with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities who need help in dealing with a range of mental health needs and concerns at home, at school and in the community who live in the City of Toronto.

Youth, parents, guardians and other services providers, such as teachers or health care professionals, can arrange for services by calling Griffin Centre at (416) 222-1153 and asking to speak with an Intake Worker.

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
  • Sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered)
  • 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.