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New StatsCan health report: Depression and suicidal ideation among Canadians 15-24


According to this new Statistics Canada report that draws from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey―Mental Health, 15-to-24 year olds had the highest rates of mood and anxiety disorders of all age groups.

An estimated 11% of young Canadians aged 15 to 24 had been depressed in their lifetime; 7% had experienced depression in the past year. Among those with depression, 61% had talked to a professional about their symptoms in their lifetime.

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