Source: Toronto, ON: Canadian Mental Health Association. 30p. SIEC No: 19980857

The maintenance of mental health was rated as very important in a 1997 survey of 890 Canadians, age 18+. More respondents reported more stress than they did 2 years ago. The 3 sources of stress mentioned most often were financial problems, work & health problems. Talking to others was the most frequently mentioned way of relieving stress. Even though mental health is a top priority, almost 40% of respondents felt they did not know enough about maintaining & improving their mental health.