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Self-rated mental health




Healthy people


Self-rated mental health

Note: This indicator is a headline indicator. Headline indicators are intended to provide a high-level assessment of overall quality of life in Canada.

Self-rated mental health data snapshot
Description - Self-rated mental health data snapshot

47.7% of the population reported excellent or very good mental health.

Self-rated mental health
  Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2022
Excellent or very good mental health 47.4 48.3 54.5 47.7

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Social Survey (Waves 4, 5, 6 and 7), 2022.


Proportion of the population by perceived mental health status.


This indicator is measured in a number of Statistics Canada surveys, including the Canadian Social Survey (CSS), the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and others. The exact wording of this question varies slightly between some of these surveys.

For example, in the Canadian Social Survey (CSS) survey respondents are asked: 

In general, how is your mental health?

  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

In the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) respondents are asked:

In general, would you say your mental health is...?

  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

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