All in, the economic burden of mental illness in Canada is an estimated $51 billion per year including health care costs, lost productivity and reductions in health-related quality of life.
Partnership with community agencies and mental health experts to ensure the right care at the right time at the right place.
Over $2.5M in funding committed to research that enhances our understanding of key challenges in mental wellbeing, reduces stigma in care and creates better support systems for vulnerable citizens.
Enhancing critical care access with a trauma informed approach to space design and care in hospital emergency departments and short-term stay units. Establishing a better model for transition support from critical care environments to community-based services, closing the gaps for continuous care.
People with mood disorders are at much higher risk of developing a long-term medical condition.
People with mental illness are two times more likely to have a substance use problem versus the general population.
People with mental illness and addiction are more likely to die prematurely versus the general population.
EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS DUE TO MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION CONCERNS
Improving Calgary's methamphetamine intoxication management in emergency departments. A quality improvement and implementation study.
PREcision care with information, science and experience: integrating data on homelessness and police service to better inform care.
A holistic approach to exploring mental health stigma in emergency settings.
Testing new initiatives in mental health and addiction through a fast pilot process. This is part of the City of Calgary's Community Investment Table and in partnership with Calgary Health Foundation, Calgary Foundation, Hunter Family Foundation, United Way of Calgary and Area and Viewpoint Foundation.
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