Individuals affected by chronic digestive disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other digestive health conditions suffer from a high rate of anxiety, depression, chronic pain and addiction and other behavioural health issues compared to the general population.
Even when illnesses are in “remission” these aspects of health are often challenging and not well integrated to a medical care plan. It is critical to address aspects of mental health, behavioural health and social adaptation to chronic illness in order to get the most out of life.
A core component of the model of care at TIDHI will be the unique integration of these elements into core medical assessments and treatment. Every patient at TIDHI will be offered the opportunity to participate in a behavioural and mental health intake program that will be uniquely tailored to individual needs.