The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has distributed a voluntary survey to all local council and mayoral candidates running in the upcoming 2018 municipal election. The survey provides an opportunity for candidates to share their views on local health issues, including equity, food insecurity, dental health, mental illness, substance misuse, built environment, and climate change.
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Mental health is the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life, realize our own potential, deal with challenges, and contribute to society (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) will be rolling out a phone survey to randomly selected adults in Windsor-Essex in the coming weeks.
L’évaluation des besoins de la communauté vise à cerner les besoins de la population en matière de santé et à décrire les facteurs dont il faudrait tenir compte pour améliorer la santé et le bien-être des résidents de Windsor et du comté d’Essex. .
The purpose of the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) is to identify population health needs and to describe factors that should be addressed in order to improve the health and well-being of individuals living in Windsor-Essex County. View the Reports.
The Mental Health Profile of Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit with the objective of capturing the current status of mental health in our community. This report describes local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations in regards to mental health, work stress, and intentional self-harm using various indicators and data sources.
The data presented here was collected by the Canadian Community Health Survey (2007-2012). Participants were asked to indicate if they had a diagnosed mood disorder which was expected to last or had already lasted at least six months. Examples of mood disorders were described to participants as depression, bipolar disorder, mania, or dysthymia. The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who reported they had a mood disorder is presented below. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.
The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex County who report that they experience work stress is presented below. The percentage of Individuals who reported that they felt work was quite a bit stressful or extremely stressful in the past 12 months is reported here. The impact that age and sex, as well as various social variables have on rates is also presented.