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Using Peg to Examine Mental Health in Winnipeg. What does Peg tell us about mental health in Winnipeg? Peg tells us… One in four Winnipeggers had a diagnosed.

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1 Using Peg to Examine Mental Health in Winnipeg

2 What does Peg tell us about mental health in Winnipeg? Peg tells us… One in four Winnipeggers had a diagnosed mood or anxiety disorder over the past five year period. City of Winnipeg 24.4%

3 Peg tells us… There is large variation in percentage of the population diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders in different neighborhoods. Point Douglas 27.4% Inkster 18.3%

4 Peg tells us… The city-wide rate of diagnosed mood and anxiety disorders has not shifted since the preceding five- year period (2002/03–2006/07).

5 Peg tells us… There are differences in the rates of diagnosed mood and anxiety disorders for different community areas in Winnipeg.

6 What story does this data tell about mental health in Winnipeg? What types of questions does this data raise?

7 Why do mood and anxiety disorders diagnosis matter? Mood and anxiety disorders are an indicator of mental health—a major part of Winnipeggers’ well-being. Mood and anxiety disorders, and mental illness more broadly, affectmany aspects of well-being, including: 1.Employment: The unemployment rate of people with serious mental illnesses is in the range of 70 to 90 per cent 2.The economy: According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, mental illness costs the Canadian economy an estimated $51 billion per year. 3.Safety: People with mental illnesses are more than twice as likely to be victims of crime. 4.Physical health: Mental and physical health are intimately linked: people with serious mental health conditions are at high risk of chronic physical conditions and vice versa.

8 What other indicators could be connected to mental health?

9 What are personal stories of mental health in Winnipeg?

10 What organizations are working on mental health in Winnipeg? How can you get involved? Mood Disorders Manitoba -

11 How can you learn more? Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). (2013a). Employment. Retrieved from Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). (2013b). Connection between mental and physical health. Retrieved from health/connection-between-mental-and-physical-health/http://ontario.cmha.ca/mental- health/connection-between-mental-and-physical-health/ Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). (2013). Mental illness and addiction statistics. Retrieved from dictionmentalhealthstatistics.aspx dictionmentalhealthstatistics.aspx Mood Disorders Society of Canada. (2009). Quick facts: Mental illness and addiction in Canada. 3rd Edition. Retrieved from s%203rd%20Edition%20Referenced%20Plain%20Text.pdf s%203rd%20Edition%20Referenced%20Plain%20Text.pdf World Health Organziation. (2011). Mental health: A state of well-being. Retrieved from

12 Contact Information Charles Thrift Heather Block


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