Twenty percent endure depression

Canada and the United States are convening a special forum on mental health after a startling survey found one in six adults have been diagnosed with depression.

Overall, 20 per cent in Canada and 21 per cent in the U.S. said they’re either clinically depressed or they think they are but never had it properly diagnosed. The survey suggests 23 million people have been diagnosed, including 1.8 million in Canada.

More women than men suffer from it and the illness is more prevalent among those with lower incomes and less education.

[story at CBC]