Calculations: February is Psychology Month

January / February 2017   Comments

350 million: Number of people worldwide with depression (source)

<1/2: Proportion of those with depression worldwide who receive treatment (source)

>800,000: Number of people worldwide who die by suicide each year (source)

>6.7 million: Number of Canadians living with a mental health problem or illness at any given time (source)

43%: Percentage of Canadians who will experience a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime (source)

>$50 billion: Estimated annual cost of mental illness to the Canadian economy (source)

77%: Percentage of people receiving short-term psychotherapy for general anxiety disorder who remain disorder-free one year after treatment (source)

67%: Percentage of individuals with clinical depression for whom treatment with cognitive therapy has been successful (source)

65%: Success rate of behaviour therapy in treating depression source)

1939: Year the Canadian Psychological Association was established (source)

>7,000: Number of CPA members (source)

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