CALGARY, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, will speak tomorrow to the Economic Club of Canada about the growing costs to Canada's economy related to mental health problems and mental illness in this country.
The cost of mental illness in Canada is at least $50 billion per year - or 2.8 per cent of our gross domestic product. Over the next 30 years, mental health-related costs will climb to more than $2.5 trillion.
In the workplace, in our communities and in preventative care, there is a strong case for investing in mental health. Today's business, political and community leaders all have a vital role to play in sparking change.
|WHAT:||Keynote speech to the Economic Club of Canada|
|WHO:||Louise Bradley, President and CEO, MHCC|
|WHEN:||Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12 p.m. ET|
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ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we spark change.
The views represented herein solely represent the views of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Production of this document is made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada.
SOURCE: Mental Health Commission of Canada
For further information:
Kyle Marr, Senior Communication Specialist
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office: (403) 385‐4050
Cell: (587) 226-8782