• Juvenile Arthritis and Mental Health (JAMH) Study

    Research in the mental health of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is growing, but gaps in our understanding remain. This study will address these gaps by: studying how the mental health of children with JIA changes and identify which children experience the largest changes over time describing what mental

  • Suicidal Ideation and Attempts among Youth with Physical-Mental Comorbidity: A Pan-Canadian Study

    This project uses data from the 2019 Canadian Health Survey of Children and Youth (CHSCY) to study the intersection of physical illness, mental or neurodevelopmental disorder (MND), and suicide ideation and attempts (suicidality) in youth. Youth who participated in the CHSCY aged 15-17 years (n=15,670) were asked specific questions about

  • A Pan-Canadian Study of Physical-Mental Comorbidity in Children

    As many as 30% of children under 18 years of age have co-occurring physical and mental illness (e.g., diabetes and depression). Multimorbidity has tremendous public health implications. These children report compromised quality of life that extends throughout the life-course, have parents and families that experience elevated stress, and use considerably

  • 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