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ACTIVE MINDS UALBERTA

Changing the Conversation about mental health

#MakeMentalHealthMatter #BreakTheStigma

 
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ACTIVE MINDS UALBERTA

A social initiative dedicated to changing the conversation about mental health through action and advocacy

If you are experiencing an immediate crisis and/or there is an immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please call 911 or call the Distress Line at 780-482-4357 for Edmonton & Area. 

IN THE NEWS: https://thegatewayonline.ca/2020/04/u-of-a-student-group-active-minds-works-to-decrease-stigma-around-mental-health/

ACTIVE MINDS MENTAL HEALTH APP IS NOW LIVE! Click the link below to check it out!

 

LET'S TALK: THE FACTS

  • In any given year 1 in 5 Canadian experience a mental illness or addiction problem.

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

  • Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community.

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

  • 70% of mental health problems and illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence. 

  • 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.

  • By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.

Reference: Mental Health Commission of Canada (2013). Making the case for investing in mental health in Canada.

 
 
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GET IN TOUCH

You can always get in touch with us to chat mental health! We would be more than happy to chat with you or answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to email us at activemindsuofa@gmail.com or fill out the form. We will return your email as soon as possible!

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