If you aren’t familiar with the current statistics in Canada on mental health, the numbers may astound you. According to CAMH (Canadian Association of Mental Health), 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
By the time many Canadians reach the age of 40, they will have had suffered from a mental health illness of some kind.
With statistics such as these, it seems that more focus should be placed on the mental heath and well-being of Canadians. Instead, it is estimated that only about 7% of the funds for health care are allocated for mental health treatments and programs. Access to these resources are limited, with the average wait times for counselling and therapy being 6 months. It is not uncommon in Canada to be put on a wait-list for various counselling and mental heath programs for one year or more.
The inaccessibility to these resources causes such a negative impact on our society. Untreated mental health illness can lead to a variety of consequences such as addiction, abuse, unemployment, as well as physical harm.
It is because of these consequences that having easily accessible resources to help manage and treat mental health problems is so vital to maintain the overall health and wellness of Canadians across the country.
Cost effective, and timely resources geared towards managing and treating mental illness are not easy to come by. Many who could benefit from the currently available services cannot afford the high cost to access them. Others are expected to wait out extended periods of time before being able to be helped.
And this applies only to those with the means to identify the problem, and actively seek external help.
Zendose is an online platform that offers help and guidance to patients struggling with their mental health. Zendose offers resources free of charge to patients with an emphasis on Mindfulness, Mediation, Patient self-management and General mental health and wellness.
Zendose is a dedicated platform that works as a resource to aid patients with managing their mental health and lifting the barriers to accessing their care.