The purpose of this report is to develop a shared understanding of mental health promotion (MHP) in Windsor-Essex County (WEC). This report provides community organizations, inter-disciplinary stakeholders, and service professionals with a conceptual and strategic framework for promoting and supporting positive mental health in WEC.
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The aim of this report is to update our understanding of intentional self-harm in Windsor-Essex County using hospitalization and mortality indicators.
The Mental Health Profile of Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit with the objective of capturing the current status of mental health in our community. This report describes local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations in regards to mental health, work stress, and intentional self-harm using various indicators and data sources.
The data presented here was collected by the Canadian Community Health Survey (2007-2012). Participants were asked to indicate if they had a diagnosed mood disorder which was expected to last or had already lasted at least six months. Examples of mood disorders were described to participants as depression, bipolar disorder, mania, or dysthymia. The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who reported they had a mood disorder is presented below. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.
The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who report that they experience work stress is presented below. The percentage of Individuals who reported that they felt work was quite a bit stressful or extremely stressful in the past 12 months is reported here. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.