The Current Normal: Anxiety and Depression in Canada

About 11% of men and 16% of women will experience major depression during their lives. (2009). That was the old baseline, the old normal.

Coinciding with the pandemic, 7 out of 10 Canadians reported mental distress in part related to the pandemic.

2 out of 5 (40%) reported some level of mental distress in the preceding month.

The most common health conditions are anxiety and depression. This is the current normal.

What does this suggest about our own self-care? What does this suggest about how we treat each other? What are things people can do when experiencing anxiety and depression?

Discuss.

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