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Myth: Online mental health support is impersonal and ineffective so Canadians aren’t interested in using it.

Myth: Online mental health support is impersonal and ineffective so Canadians aren’t interested in using it.

Fact: In a 2019 study, 58% of Canadians said they were interested in using e-mental health tools.

While mental health issues affect people of all ages, incomes, education levels and cultures, digital solutions can help reduce stigma and make it easier for people to get support. In fact, sites such as Bridgethegapp.ca and Foundrybc.ca have links to various e-mental health tools. In addition to providing support and guidance best suited to their needs, some e-mental health tools connect people to support networks and others with lived experience.

Source: Access to Digital Health Services: 2019 Survey of Canadians Summary Report, Canada Health Infoway.

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