Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

Youth eating disorder hospitalizations rise during COVID-19 pandemic: CIHI – CTV

May 5, 2022

Canadian hospitals saw a spike in the number of youth hospitalized for eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Research reveal.

The numbers released Thursday show girls aged 10 to 17 with eating disorders were hospitalized nearly 60 per cent more following the onset of the pandemic.

The rate for this cohort went from 52 hospitalizations per 100,000 people in 2019-20 to 82 hospitalizations per 100,000 in 2020-21.

It paints a stark portrait of one facet of youth mental health across the country, experts say, noting that an eating disorder needs to be extremely severe to require hospitalization.

“That’s really the tip of the iceberg when it comes to young people with fairly significant eating disorders, because there are so many barriers to accessing care,” said Dr. Leanna Isserlin, psychiatric director of the child and adolescent eating disorders program at CHEO.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/youth-eating-disorder-hospitalizations-rise-during-covid-19-pandemic-cihi-1.5889501

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