• COVID-19 Effects on Mental Health and Service Provision on Children and Families: The MY LIFE Experience

    Children with co-occurring physical and mental illness, or multimorbidity, have poorer quality of life and use more health services. Their parents also often experience poor mental health. These burdens are likely amplified by COVID-19 and the subsequent countermeasures to reduce transmission. Understanding the extent to which COVID-19 has affected the

  • Determinants and Outcomes of Youth Psychiatry Readmission (DETOUR)

    Nearly 20% of hospitalizations for youth aged 18 years or younger are due to mental illness. Psychiatric hospitalizations are costly to the health care system, accounting for one-third of all youth mental health expenditures. In addition to the health care costs, hospitalized youth tend to have substantial emotional distress, function

  • Multimorbidity in Children and Youth Across the Life Course (MY LIFE)

    Nearly 15% of youth less than 18 years of age are affected by both a physical and mental health problem, a situation known as ‘multimorbidity’. This combination of problems can lead to compromised life quality, hardship for families, and considerable burden on the healthcare system. Recruiting children and youth from