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Mental health-related hospitalizations by youth in New Brunswick

Category(s): Health
Status: Closed
Principal: Scott Ronis
Project Number: P0003
Year Approved: 2015
Year Completed: 2021

Project Description

Rates of mental health-related hospital admissions among youth in New Brunswick have risen to almost double the national average. This could be attributed a lack of primary health care and community-based mental health services, which have implications for service continuity and early diagnosis of mental health issues among children and youth who are at-risk of developing chronic mental health problems in adulthood.

This project contributes to health policy development in New Brunswick by addressing the lack of information known about the increasing number of youth admitted to hospital for mental health-related issues.