WHY DEFEAT DEPRESSION?

WHY DO WE "KEEP WALKING"

  • Depression costs the Canadian economy almost $32.3 billion a year
     

  • While 1 in 5 Canadians will suffer this year with their mental health, it reflects approximately 15% of Canada’s health care burden
     

  • Depression has a huge impact on our youth and seniors; nearly every Canadian family is affected.
     

  • Depression is predicted to be the leading cause of disability by World Health Organization in 2020
     

  • At its most severe, depression can lead to suicide. There are approximately 4,000 suicides in Canada every year — 11 people each day

DEPRESSION DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE

Depression is a common illness that strikes all socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. it can be triggered by traumatic events, a biochemical imbalance or by experiencing a negative life episode. A family history of the illness is also a factor for higher risk of depression.

YOUR DONATIONS CHANGE LIVES

WHY DO WE "KEEP WALKING"

Defeat Depression is an initiative of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Defeat Depression events take place across Canada. Participants include friends, families, co-workers, neighbours, caring organizations and pets.

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Where Your Money Goes

Every dollar counts!  Seventy-five cents for every dollar raised stays in your community.  Funds raised last year supported your community mental health organizations across Canada.

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Twenty-five cents of every dollar raised helps support Mood Disorders Society of Canada with:

  1. Education, awareness and stigma reduction

  2. Resource development

  3. Research and Government Advocacy

 

Our work, research, resources and materials are available for use by all Canadians and organizations and are available at www.mdsc.ca

 

BE A CHANGE MAKER!