According to the Public Health Agency of Canada the seven most common mental illnesses are Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, Eating disorders and Personality disorders.
Over a one year period, the following illnesses were prevalent:

  • 4% major depression
  • 0.2 - 0.6 % bipolar disorder
  • 0.3% schizophrenia
  • 12% anxiety disorders
Hospitalizations for mental illnesses
  • nearly one-half of all general hospital admissions for one of the seven most common mental illnesses (listed above plus attempted suicide) involve individuals between the ages of 25 and 44 years.
  • the second highest hospitalization rates are among young people aged 15 to 24 years.
Suicide
  • 2% of all deaths
  • 24% of all deaths among those aged 15 - 24 years
  • 16% of all deaths among those aged 25 - 44 years