OUR MISSION

 

AT YORK MILLS, WE TREAT MENTAL health AWARENESS WITH UTMOST IMPORTANCE. THIS IS AN ISSUE GROUNDED IN OBJECTIVITY, SO IT LIES IN OUR HANDS TO COMBAT IT THE BEST WAY WE CAN, in school and outside of school respectively.

 
 
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MENTAL ILLNESS IS EXPERIENCED BY 1 IN 3 CANADIANS DURING THEIR LIFETIME.

  • Today, approximately 5% of male youth and 12% of female youth aged 12 to 19 have experienced a major depressive episode.

  • In Canada, only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receive them.

  • All of this is only further hampered by stigma in the community regarding mental health, with 63% of youth pointing to it as the most likely reason not to seek help. It is for this reason that we seek to lay out the message for everyone, and make it our goal to tear down these obstacles, and spread awareness on an issue that affects us all..

 
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1 in 2 canadians would have/ had DEVELOPED mental illness or serious mental health problems by the time they reach 40 years of age.

  • Mental health and illness in Canada accounts for an estimated cost of $51 Billion per year in economic loss, according to a study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

  • Every year, 1 in 5 Canadians will suffer from addiction or mental illness, directly caused by issues with their mental health

  • 70% of mental health issues arise from childhood trauma and experiences.

 
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Mental health and illness only receives 7% of general healthcare dollars in Canada, and is underfunded by nearly 1.5 billion dollars in Ontario alone.

  • Mental health directly affects physical health, and vice versa.

  • Society‚Äôs push on body image providing ideal body images effects people greatly, as 3% of women will experience some form of eating disorder at any point in their life.

  • Nearly 12% of the population is affected by anxiety disorders directly and indirectly; most of these individuals will not seek help as they believe it is not that serious; however; not seeking help will actually further worsen any symptoms they may experience and could lead to poor and unhealthy decisions, hence effecting physical health.