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Mental Health Dashboard

This dashboard provides an overview of mental health and addiction trends in Ontario including sociodemographic characteristics that may impact mental health service use and access to care.

Ontario Mental Health System Reporting

Since 2013, ICES’ Mental Health and Addictions Program Framework Research Team has been tasked by the Ontario Ministry of Health with monitoring and evaluating the province’s mental health and addictions system through performance measures, or indicators.

The dashboard is updated quarterly using timely data provided by ICES’ data partners. Data have been linked using unique encoded identifiers and analyzed at ICES.

Last updated: February 5, 2024
Next expected update: April 2024

Overview of Monthly Mental Health and Addictions Trends in Ontario, January 2017 – June 2023*

*New updates include data analyzed for MHA-related ED visits, ED visits for intentional self-injury, MHA-related hospitalizations, MHA-related outpatient visits, Individuals seen by a primary care provider, psychiatrist or pediatrician for MHA-related care, Median length of stay for MHA-related hospitalizations as well as two Eating Disorders indicators: ED visits and hospitalizations for eating disorders.

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Indicator Highlights

Technical Notes & Related Links

Rates presented in the dashboard are crude rates unless otherwise specified. Standardized rates are age- and sex- standardized.

Data Interpretation & Limitations

Data & Methodology

Discover the 2021 Scorecard

This scorecard presents key findings on across-the-lifespan mental health and addictions care and related outcomes in Ontario from 2009 to 2017. It is an update to scorecards produced in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Mental Health and Addictions System Performance in Ontario: 2021 Scorecard

Contact Us

For any questions related to the MHA Dashboard, please contact the MHAP Research Team at [email protected]

The dashboard is supported by ICES, which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC). Parts of this report are based on data and/or information compiled and provided by Service Ontario and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The opinions, results and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and do not reflect those of the funding or data sources; no endorsement is intended or should be inferred.