Our world. Made better.
Through mental health research.

TODAY: 11 Canadians will end their lives.

THIS WEEK: 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to their mental health.

THIS YEAR: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness, impacting their families, caregivers and communities.

We advance outcomes-driven mental health research
that betters the lives of all Canadians.

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of the 1 in 5 Canadians living with mental illness, as well as their families, caregivers and communities. We advance evidence-based mental health research that is problem-solving, cost-effective and usable in the real world.

We all have mental health — the way we all have physical health. Mental health is the foundation for our emotions, thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Mental illness occurs when a mental health disorder or condition disrupts our normal functioning. By the time Canadians turn 40 years old, 50% of us will have – or have had – a mental illness.

Because MHRC is committed to building knowledge that will have deep impact with Canadians, we place at the centre of our research process those who will use it – people with lived experience. We also consult and partner with other funders and stakeholders, including other mental health organizations, social agencies, entrepreneurs, business and government, to transform treatments, prevention programs and services in creative, collaborative ways.

MHRC and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health have joined forces on three new research calls to advance evidence-based digital solutions in Ontario — and ideally beyond!

Check out Apply for Funding — to read our Call for Proposals and apply!

Mental Health Research Canada

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Croyez-vous avoir une idée innovatrice qui pourra transformer le paysage de la santé mentale numérique chez les jeunes? Nous vous encourageons d'appliquer à notre appel à propositions ici: https://t.co/acZQcw6jql

#DYK that excessive time spent on the internet can be detrimental to youth and children's mental health? What if we could use digital spaces for good? Our call for #child and #youth e-mental health research proposals is now open, apply here: https://t.co/CrKL1FRxw3 #mentalhealth

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