Below the Surface: Mental Health and IBD

Learn from an expert clinician and person living with IBD about the relationship between chronic illness and mental health, and the impact that living with Crohn's or colitis can have on psychological health and wellness.

This presentation was part of the Youth Education Series and is suitable for adult audiences. 


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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