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A Closer Look at Child and Youth Mental Health in Ontario

  • Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and substance use disorders than any other age group.

  • In Ontario, the number of visits to a physician by children and youth for mental illness and addictions has increased 25 per cent between 2006 to 2014.

  • The number of emergency department visits for children and youth with mental illness and addictions has increased 53 per cent between 20016 and 2014.

70% of mental health challenges have their onset during childhood or adolescence
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