Year: 2022 Source: Belleville, ON: Author. (2022). 57 p. SIEC No: 20220870
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada’s primary objective in the 2022 Mental Health Care System Survey was to identify priority issues within the Canadian mental health care system that needs to be addressed. This national survey was conducted by Narrative Research, an independent firm. Specifically, the study sought to gain a better understanding of the mental health care concerns among three stakeholder groups: Canadians who are currently living with a mental illness; Family members or caregivers of an individual with a mental illness; and Individuals concerned about the Canadian mental health system. The research consisted of a follow-up online survey to find out how opinions have evolved over the past decade, from past survey iterations in 2011 and 2015. In addition to topics included in previous years, the 2022 survey also explored opinions regarding health care transfers from the federal government, and the perceived impacts of the pandemic on mental health. The survey was conducted between July 15 and August 7, 2022. It received 1,919 responses.