Go to content

Opening Eyes, Opening Minds: The Ontario Burden of Mental Illness and Addictions Report


Ontarians suffer a high burden of illness from mental illness and addictions―a burden that is more than 1.5 times that of all cancers and more than seven times that of all infectious diseases. This joint study by ICES and Public Health Ontario quantifies the burden of nine mental illnesses and addictions in terms of years of life lost due to premature mortality and years of healthy life lost due to reduced functioning.



Ratnasingham S, Cairney J, Rehm J, Manson H, Kurdyak PA. October 2012

Contributing ICES Scientists

Full Report


Sommaire en francais