Date: September 19, 2017

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Mental Health Phone Survey

This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:05 AM

Point Edward, ON - Lambton Public Health (LPH) will be rolling out a phone survey to randomly selected adults in Lambton County in the coming weeks.

"About one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in any given year and anyone can struggle with their mental well-being from time to time" says Dr. Sudit Ranade, Medical Officer of Health. "This survey will improve our understanding of mental health and mental illness in our community, so that we can better address this important public health priority."

Ipsos Public Affairs will be conducting the survey on behalf of LPH. The topics covered will include self-reported mental health, knowledge and attitudes about mental health and mental illness, and knowledge of mental health supports and services.

It is estimated that 60% of those with a mental health problem or illness will not seek help for fear of being labeled (Mental Health Commission of Canada). "Awareness, knowledge and skills are critical to breaking down stigma attached to mental illness" says Dr. Ranade. "By assessing baseline knowledge and attitudes, LPH and other partners will be able to target efforts to address any gaps."

Residents are encouraged to take the time to complete this confidential and anonymous survey if they are called. The results will inform programs to promote and maintain positive mental health across the lifespan in our homes, schools, and workplaces.

Those with questions or concerns about the survey can call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331, toll-free 1-800-667-1839, or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca and view the frequently asked questions posted for this community survey.

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Please contact:

Crystal Palleschi
Epidemiologist
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 ext. 3579
crystal.palleschi@county-lambton.on.ca