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Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada

2016

Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada

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This infographic was created by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

HERE’S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:

The rate of hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits by children and youth in Canada for mental disorders has increased substantially since 2006-2007. Care for Children and Youth With Mental Disorders, a new study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, shows that rates (defined as the number of patients per 100,000 population) of ED visits for mental disorders among children and youth (age five to 24) increased by 45% from 2006-2007 to 2013-2014. Similarly, rates of inpatient hospitalizations that involved at least one overnight stay increased by 37% for Canadian children and youth over the same time period.

Although the use of hospital services is increasing, there is no evidence to suggest that the prevalence of mental disorders in this age group has grown.

Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2016). Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada. Retrieved from https://www.cihi.ca/en/types-of-care/specialized-services/mental-health-and-addictions/infographic-many-more-young

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