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COVID-19: Mental Health

Definition:

Responses pertain to the question “Compared to before physical distancing began, how would you say your mental health is now?”

Method and Limitations:

From April 24 to May 11, 2020, approximately 46,000 Canadians participated in the Statistics Canada online questionnaire “Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians: Your mental health”.

These results are based on the question “Compared to before physical distancing began, how would you say your mental health is now?”

The crowdsourcing process invited Canadians aged 15 years and older to participate in data collection on a voluntary basis. A total of 45,989 responses were received between April 24 – May 11, 2020.

Data were collected using crowdsourcing and were not collected under a sample design using a probability-based sample. Data were benchmarked to the following control totals: number of persons by age groups by sex by province/territory. Results are subject to potential bias due to the fact that responses from participants may not represent non-participants. Caution should be exercised when interpreting the results and no inference to the Canadian population as a whole should be made based on these. These results exclude non-responses.

Source:

Statistics Canada: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians – Your mental health, 2020

 
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COVID-19: Mental Health in theĀ Sustainable Development Goals

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3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.