Why mental health matters
We know mental health problems and illnesses have a high economic cost and take an even greater human toll.. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians in any given year, but 5 out of 5 Canadians should promote and protect their mental health. It is a major social issue Policy Makers need to tackle.
How the Mental Health Commission of Canada can help you
The MHCC can bolster your efforts related to a range of key policy documents, research papers, tools and resources that centre on advancing one of Canada’s most pressing social policy issues.
- The Mental Health Strategy for Canada, Changing Directions, Changing Lives, released in May 2012, is the first mental health strategy for Canada. The Strategy translates this vision into priorities and recommendations for action, grouped under 6 Strategic Directions.
- Strengthening the Case for Investing in Canada’s Mental Health System provides economic rationale for investing in best practices that can improve mental health outcomes while bolstering the bottom line.
- Other major documents the MHCC has produced since 2007