Examining the Impact of and Approaches to Addressing the Needs of People Living with Mental Health Issues

The overall economic impact of mental health is large and diverse, costing the Canadian economy in excess of $50 billion per year. Developing mental health strategies and other policies with an understanding of what the research evidence on the issue says will help strengthen the policy actions being taken in the area, and could lead to improved population mental health and better outcomes for people living with mental health issues.