The World Health Organization has now called depression “the world’s leading disability,” proving that there’s a greater need than ever for depression rehab, and other methods of treating depression such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and medication.
This February is Psychology Month in British Columbia, and according to estimates, “the economic burden of mental illness to the Canadian economy is more than $50 billion per year,” a staggering amount, and statistics also state that one in five people in Canada will suffer a mental disorder in their life.
This report also states that “mental illness accounts for 30 percent of short and long term disability claims.” As the president of the BC Psychological Association says, “Mental illness and addiction have a profound effect on everyone – in all walks of life and in all our communities. It affects families, the economy and the health care system.”
As for world-wide statistics, The World Health Organization also states that over 300 million people are currently suffering from depression, “an increase of more than 18% in 10 years.” There are many ways to fight depression, and these statistics clearly show that you are never alone in dealing with it.
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