September 24, 2020 — How long did Canadians with mental illness and/or addiction stay in hospitals in 2018–2019? What are the discharge rates for mental health and/or addictions services across the provinces and territories? Do they vary by diagnosis, age or sex? Discover the answers to these questions and more.

The Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB) is a pan-Canadian database that includes administrative, diagnosis and demographic data for general hospital discharges with a primary diagnosis of mental illness or addiction, and psychiatric hospital discharges.

Use our interactive Quick Stats and data tables to learn more about hospital stays for mental health and addictions in Canada. Aggregate and record-level HMHDB data may also be accessed through CIHI’s data request process.

Note: The following data and findings reflect the most recent information available from the 2018–2019 data cycle before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quick Stats

Explore interactive data tables with information on hospital services for mental health and/or addictions, including discharge volumes, discharge rates and lengths of stay in Canada for the provinces and territories.

Interactive Quick Stats

Quick Stats

Explore interactive data tables with information on hospital services for mental health and/or addictions, including discharge volumes, discharge rates and lengths of stay in Canada, by health region.

Interactive Quick Stats

Data tables

View information on hospital services for mental health and/or addictions, including discharge volumes, discharge rates and lengths of stay, with breakdowns by diagnosis group. This product complements the HMHDB interactive Quick Stats.

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