Child Health Report 2002 - Mental Health
This section provides information on Mental Health in the Child Health Report 2002 report.
- Mental disorders are uncommon among very young children but become more prevalent with age.
- In 1998, hospitalization rates for mental disorders were generally lower in Peel than in Ontario for children aged 10-14 and 15-19 years.
- "Neurotic disorders, personality disorders and other non-psychotic disorders" was the most common mental disorder resulting in hospitalization in both Peel and Ontario.
- In 1998, hospitalization for attempted suicide was higher among females than males in both Peel and Ontario.
- In 1998, 115 Peel teens aged 15-19 years were hospitalized following attempted suicide; between 1986 and 1996, 36 Peel teens aged 15-19 years died as a result of suicide.