Youth and Mental Health 101

About identity


Children who lived in lower-income families between age four to eight were nearly twice as likely to self-report depression in early adulthood.1

More than 40,000 Canadian children and youth experience homelessness every year, with more people who identify as Indigenous and LGBTQ+ represented in this group.2

Nearly half of the homeless youth in Canada have mental health and substance use challenges, and almost all experience serious psychological distress.3

1. CIHI, 2015

2. Kidd, 2018

3. Kidd, 2018

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