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The Mental Health Index™ report: September 2022

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The Mental Health Index™ report: September 2022

October 24, 2022

With no improvement for three months, working Canadians continue to experience significant mental strain.

  • At 65.1, the mental health of Canadians is unchanged from the prior month.
  • 32% of Canadians have a high mental health risk, 42% have a moderate mental health risk, and 25% have a low mental health risk.
  • Anxiety, isolation, and work productivity have been the lowest mental health sub-scores for five consecutive months.
  • 28% feel alone more often and this group has a mental health score more than 20 points below the national average.
  • Younger people (under 40) are more likely to feel alone more often.
  • Financial risk is the only sub-score to decline in September; 35% of Canadians say inflation is the leading cause of stress.
  • The mental health score declined most sharply in the Maritimes and increased most significantly in Alberta.

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