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StatsCan: Mental health strongly linked to violent victimization

A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study has identified that mental health is strongly associated with violent victimization, including sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. The rate of violent victimization for those who reported having a mental health disability or learning disability, or who self-reported their mental health as poor or fair was over four times the rate of those who identified their mental health as excellent or very good. Furthermore, people who experience childhood abuse reported a rate of violent victimization double that of those who had not experience childhood abuse.

Source: http://ontario.cmha.ca/news/statscan-mental-health-strongly-linked-to-violent-victimization/?utm_source=Mental+Health+Notes&utm_campaign=b38148c7ac-Mental_Health_Notes_November_26_201511_26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5db7433ddd-b38148c7ac-330759369#.VliazOJh3TB