Many Canadians have been affected by addiction and mental illness. Findings from a recent report revealed that 80 per cent of those surveyed stated that they have either a friend or a family member who has experienced mental illness and/or addiction. This finding shows there is a wide sector of the population who understand, and can possibly even help, with care and recovery. The Salvation Army’s Dignity Project conducted a survey among Canadians to better understand Canadians’ perceptions about mental illness and addictions. The survey was conducted online with a group of 1,011 individuals and shows that many Canadians have first- or second-hand experience dealing with issues related to mental health and addictions.
To read about the survey findings, check out EENet’s Research Report Round-up of the report, “Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty.”
You can read the Research Report Round-up on the EENet website.
Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format. To read EENet’s clear-language summaries of these reports, and others, visit www.eenet.ca.