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How Canadians Feel About Their Mental Health, Ranked by Province

Best Health Logo By Andrea Karr of Best Health | Slide 1 of 11: When looking at the overall wellbeing of Canadians, it's important to track physical diseases and conditions so we can understand patterns and areas of concern. But perhaps an even better way to get a picture of the population is to ask Canadians what they think about the state of their own minds. Statistics Canada does just that by collecting data about perceived mental health based on age group, sex and province (territories excluded).Overwhelmingly, millennials (ages 18 to 34) rank their mental health the worst, while the youngest group (ages 12 to 17) has the highest ranking in the most recent poll. Women have worse perceived mental health than men, with 68 percent classifying their mental health as very good or excellent (versus 72.7 percent of males) and 7.9 percent of all Canadian women saying their mental health is fair or poor (versus 6.2 percent of men). The data also has some interesting numbers when it comes to perceived mental health from coast to coast. Here are the rankings, from best to (sad face) worst.

Mental Health by Province

When looking at the overall wellbeing of Canadians, it's important to track physical diseases and conditions so we can understand patterns and areas of concern. But perhaps an even better way to get a picture of the population is to ask Canadians what they think about the state of their own minds. Statistics Canada does just that by collecting data about perceived mental health based on age group, sex and province (territories excluded).

Overwhelmingly, millennials (ages 18 to 34) rank their mental health the worst, while the youngest group (ages 12 to 17) has the highest ranking in the most recent poll. Women have worse perceived mental health than men, with 68 percent classifying their mental health as very good or excellent (versus 72.7 percent of males) and 7.9 percent of all Canadian women saying their mental health is fair or poor (versus 6.2 percent of men). The data also has some interesting numbers when it comes to perceived mental health from coast to coast. Here are the rankings, from best to (sad face) worst.

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