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For nearly 20 years, persistent major depression stripped the colour from my world. I turned to CAMH and tried everything to get well again. Finally I am responding very well to magnetic seizure therapy. It has given me my life back.

Jane Webber, one of the first people in the world to receive the pioneering treatment from CAMH's Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention

Your Dollars at Work

2012/2013 Hospital Numbers

A Worldwide Crisis

#1
Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada

10%
While mental illness accounts for about 10% of the burden of disease in Ontario, it receives just 7% of health care dollars. Relative to this burden, mental health care in Ontario is underfunded by about $1.5 billion*.

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

$51 billion
estimated cost per year of mental illness to the Canadian economy

500,000
Canadians are unable to work in any given week because of mental illness

60%
increase in unique patients at CAMH projected in the next two decades

50%
of people with serious mental illness comprise up to 50% of Canada's homeless

 

*Brien et al. (2015), Taking Stock: A report on the quality of mental health and addictions services in Ontario.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Charitable Number:
106932320RR0001

100 Stokes Street, 5th Floor
Bell Gateway Building
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Canada

Toll-Free: 1.800.414.0471
Telephone: 416.979.6909
Fax: 416.979.6910 or fax the hospital

Need Mental Health Help?

CAMH operates central clinical and research facilities in Toronto. We also have 9 locations throughout the province that provide communities with education and support for program development, health promotion and prevention.

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Or contact the hospital toll-free at 1.800.463.6273