Depression 101

How common is depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems. In a 2017 survey, 38 per cent of Canadians said that, at least once in the past year, they felt sad or hopeless almost every day for more than a couple of weeks (Ipsos, 2017).

40 per cent of respondents to a 2016 survey have experienced feelings of anxiety or depression, but never sought medical help for it (Pelley, 2016).

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