Psychosocial Research Axis

DEPRESSION: The quest for better diagnosis and treatment

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • $170,820
    Annual cost of keeping a patient with serious mental illness in hospital
  • $1.16 billion
    Amount spent on anti-depressants in Canada in 2007
  • 8%
    Proportion of Canadians who will experience a major depression in their lifetime
  • 1 in 5
    people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness in any given year, with a cost to the economy of well in excess of $50 billion
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: Ongoing

Support the work of Dr. Thombs and his fellow Psychosocial Axis researchers in the Lady Davis Institute, and contribute to improve health outcomes and quality of life for patients with serious mental and physical illnesses and their families.