Survey reveals shift in how Canadians perceive mental illness

After two years of dealing with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder that more Canadians now consider mental illness as a disability. According to a recent RBC Insurance survey, more Canadians now consider depression (54%) and anxiety (44%) to be disabilities, the highest figures respectively since 2019.

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Anxiety, depression, loneliness at highest levels among Canadians since early pandemic: survey

Anxiety and feelings of depression and loneliness among adult Canadians are at their highest levels — especially among women and frontline workers — since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report released Tuesday by Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests.

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