Statistical and Research Sources

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  Mood Disorders of Ontario: Teen depression: symptoms and getting help-  

http://www.mooddisorders.ca/faq/teen-depression#t13n559 

  According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 90% of all suicides are the result of mental illness. There are more deaths by suicide then in armed combat.

http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/fact_sheets.asp?cID=3965

Disturbing statistics about suicide rates with suicide being second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10-24. The leading cause of death is car accidents.

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/newsroom/for_reporters/Pages/addictionmentalhealthstatistics.aspx

70% of all mental illness has its onset during childhood and adolesence...

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/newsroom/for_reporters/Pages/addictionmentalhealthstatistics.aspx

Resources for teachers and schools 

http://www.camh.ca/en/education/teachers_school_programs/resources_for_teachers_and_schools/Pages/resources_for_teachers_and_schools.aspx

 "Breaking Down Barriers in Treating Youth Mental Illness" -1.2 million Ontario children suffer from mental illness or addiction but only 1 in 6 will seek treatment due to the stigma of mental illness.

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/02/01/breaking-down-barriers-in-treating-youth-mental-illness/ 

 "Opening Eyes, Opening Minds, shows that the overall burden of mental illness and addictions in Ontario is 1.5 times higher than all cancers and seven times higher than all infectious diseases."

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1050153/high-toll-of-mental-illness-and-addictions-in-ontario-must-be-addressed 

Teen suicide: 'We're not going to sit in silence'- Personal stories of families who lost a child to suicide. In 2007, 218 youth committed suicide which is three time the US rate per capita.

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/conditions/teen-suicide-were-not-going-to-sit-in-silence/article4181694/?service=mobile

Will political correctness help remove the stigma? "Taking the Mental out of Mental Illness"

 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/diane-bederman/mental-illness-bell-talk_b_2581626.html#postComment  

 Flexibility in the workplace actually causes more stress???

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/life-at-work/how-workplace-flexibility-can-make-things-worse-at-home/article11072350/ 

  Is Depression Contagious?? Apparently, it is!

http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/04/19/risk-factors-for-depression/