WHY WE RISE
In loving memory of Maeve & Philippe
We rise for those who’ve been affected by mental illness, for those who’ve lost their lives or a loved one to suicide, and to show those currently struggling that they don’t have to go through this alone—that they matter, that help is out there, and that people care about them.
The time is now to end the stigma and shame that still surround mental illness today.
Time to rise together and stop mental illness from destroying lives.
11 CANADIANS DIE BY SUICIDE EVERY DAY.
THE WORLD LOSES 800,000 PEOPLE TO SUICIDE EVERY YEAR.
FOR EACH PERSON WE LOSE, AT LEAST 7 TO 10 OTHERS ARE DEEPLY AFFECTED.
THERE ARE 450 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS WORLDWIDE.
1 IN 5 CANADIANS WILL EXPERIENCE MENTAL ILLNESS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.
BY THE AGE OF 40, 50% OF CANADIANS WILL HAVE HAD A MENTAL ILLNESS.
As Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and a world-leading research centre in its field, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health sets the standards for care, research, education and leading social change. With a dedicated staff of more than 3,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and support staff, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 37,000 patients each year.