Mental Health & IBD: Tips and Access to Support

Being newly diagnosed can put a strain on our mental health, and finding suitable coping strategies as well as reaching out for support can be truly helpful in our IBD journey. Hailey Rocha shares the tips that have helped her to take care of her own mental health.

  • 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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