Our world. Made better.
Through mental health research.

MHRC is stepping up in this global crisis which is soon to become a mental health crisis, in addition to a physical health and economic one. Fear, anxiety, job loss and social isolation are taking their toll on all Canadians. If you would like to support our efforts to advance critically needed mental health research, please donate at PayPal Giving.

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

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) is a national charitable organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Canadians by advancing mental health knowledge. We advance new research that is focused on practical outcomes for Canadians. We also share knowledge to encourage stakeholders to implement best practices.

We achieve our mission via an effective three-pronged approach:

  • We listen to stakeholders.
  • We collaborate with partners.
  • We fill knowledge gaps and avoid duplication.

Check out Our Research section for the summary and final report of the findings of MHRC’s survey, Mental Health in Crisis: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Canadians. 

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One in five Canadians is living with mental illness, affecting not only their health but also their quality of life. On top of the physical and emotional costs, mental illness costs Canada a minimum of $50 billion annually. Yet, despite over 20% of Canadians being affected, mental health-related spending, public and private, amounts to about 7% per year. When you consider the current mental health realities of COVID-19, the need for mental health research has never been greater. That’s why MHRC has heightened its focus on developing creative and collaborative partnerships to generate the evidence-based research and solutions we need now in our dramatically changing world.


TODAY: 11 Canadians will end their lives.

THIS WEEK: 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to their mental health and why we started the initiative Workplace Mental Health (www.WorkplaceMH.ca).

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

Kickstart your Sat. morning (11 am - 1 pm ET) by joining in this year's Defeat #Depression Campaign #Live #Stream Event on Facebook. You'll help to raise funds for #mentalhealth & be inspired & entertained! https://t.co/CeoIEUblAT
For more details, visit https://t.co/SgUy7jMNLJ

Psst... 2020 Defeat Depression National Mental Health
Campaign Live Stream Event, hosted by @MoodDisordersSocietyCanada, is Sat., May 30, 11 am to 1 pm ET! Watch it live on Facebook at @DefeatDepression.ca/
Musical guests: @seanmccannsings @marinaalin @emily_maguire_music

For more #findings of MHRC's national #survey on how #COVID19 is impacting the #mentalhealth of #Canadians, check out the survey's summary & full #reports now available at https://t.co/lAlokL2bZi


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