Hospitalisation for youth with mental health disorders up 58 per cent in N.W.T. over past decade – CBC

People can end up in the hospital when mental health services aren’t available, says expert

May 07, 2019

The number of children and young people who were hospitalised for mental health disorders in the Northwest Territories has risen close to 58 per cent over the past decade — and grown 64 per cent across the country.

The data comes from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). It looked at how many young people, between the ages of five and 24, were hospitalised for mental health disorders from 2006-2007 to 2017-2018 in Canada.

That includes anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, anger management, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

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