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Our goal is to help individuals experiencing mental health challenges by promoting individual recovery through evidence-based programs, housing, community partnerships, client and family involvement. Island Community Mental Health is here to help.

ICMHA offers a variety of programs and opportunities for adults aged 19 and over who are experiencing  mental health challenges.

At Island Community Mental Health each person is treated as an individual.

We provide a client-centered and strengths-based approach to support you in taking the steps to meet your goals.

Our services are designed to promote hope and recovery and offer people experiencing a mental health condition the supports needed to achieve success in their life.

We do this by promoting individual recovery through evidence-based programs, housing, community partnerships, client and family involvement.


Mental Health Disorders often have no visible manifestations and, therefore, may go unnoticed. Experiencing a mental health condition may be isolating, sometimes feel frightening or embarrassing and may seem overwhelming. Whether you have a mental health condition, you should know that your current experience does not have to be the end of the road and that recovery is possible! At Island Community Mental Health, we know that it is possible to still lead a life that is fulfilling, with the capacity to work, enjoy recreational activities, volunteer, develop relationships and be an active member of your community.



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What Are The Causes?

A complex interplay of genetic, biological, personality and environmental factors causes mental illnesses.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem. Stigma or discrimination attached to mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community.

Mental illnesses can be treated effectively.

Cited from: Canadian Mental Health Association

What Are The Economic Costs?

The economic cost of mental illnesses in Canada for the health care system was estimated to be at least $7.9 billion in 1998 – $4.7 billion in care, and $3.2 billion in disability and early death.

An additional $6.3 billion was spent on uninsured mental health services and time off work for depression and distress that was not treated by the health care system.

Sources: The Report on Mental Illness in Canada, October 2002. EBIC 1998 (Health Canada 2002), Stephens et al., 2001

How Common Are Mental Health Disorders?

Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population.

Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Cited from: Canadian Mental Health Association

Who Is Affected?

20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.

Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).

Cited from: Canadian Mental Health Association

What Are Mental Health Disorders ?

Mental Health Disorders are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood or behaviour associated with significant distress and impaired functioning.

There are several categories of mental health disorders, including:









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