2. 7% are affected with mood disorders more female than male: aboriginal youth have a higher percentage. Anxiety disorders: anxiety is exaggerated in a degree or duration relative to the stressor and interferes with everyday functioning: panic disorders, phobia, ocd. Mental health and mental illness important aspect of health and overall well being onset is usually in the early adult years and youth. Mental health v mental illness: 5% of canadians aged 15-29 are affected with anxiety disorders, average age of onset is 25. Many people are completing their education, entering the work force etc: impacts lives greatly and puts them at risk for depression or suicide. Eating disorders excessive preoccupation with food and weight: girls are hospitalized at a high rate 2. 5x young women; 6x older than 30, adolescent boys and young men are also vulnerable. 5-15% of patients are male; less likely to admit it: typically athletes; wrestlers.