(COVID-19 has, and will, impact the mental health of people everywhere. Kids Help Phone has seen an unprecedented surge of young people feeling more stressed than usual reaching out during this global pandemic. Finding accurate information and appropriate resources can be hard. But there are two main resources to help out, the School Mental Health Ontario (https://smho-smso.ca/) and Kids Help Phone (https://kidshelpphone.ca/) those resources are easy-to-access for youth as well as accessing OCATC educational, tools, support and information that is needed.
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds.
People with severe mental health conditions die prematurely – as much as two decades early – due to preventable physical conditions. Despite progress in some countries, people with mental health conditions often experience severe human rights violations, discrimination, and stigma. Many mental health conditions can be effectively treated at relatively low cost, yet the gap between people needing care and those with access to care remains substantial. Effective treatment coverage remains extremely low.