Canada-Wide Study: Clinical and Economics Outcomes of Mental Health and Addictions
The annual economic impact of mental health illness and addiction on the Canadian economy is estimated to be around $50 billion, with projected increases in future years. Little research exists that has evaluated mental health illness and addictions in the Canadian workplace. The provision of counselling and therapy services helps to boost both mental health well-being and employment productivity, with gains well exceeding the cost of treatment itself. Economic costs associated with mental health and addiction interventions seem promising, but we need better community collaboration of mental health and addiction services, which translates to reducing mental illness stigma and providing effective treatment to a wider group of people, and in a timelier fashion. This proposed project will provide the first objective evaluation of the cost, quality, and effectiveness of Mental Health and Addictions treatment through EHN Canada.