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Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system
By Yona Lunsky and Robert Balogh

With the recent federal commitment to increase mental health funding across Canada, we need to turn our attention toward a group of individuals who are currently invisible within Canada’s mental health system – a group that has some of the greatest needs for mental health services and supports, yet is rarely acknowledged or targeted in mental health efforts.

Backgrounder: Mental illness and addictions in Canada
By Victoria Jeffries

Mental illness and addictions take a toll that can be measured in human costs, healthcare costs and costs to society. Approximately one in five Canadians experience a mental illness or addiction each year and 50% will experience one in their lifetime.