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One in five children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder.
of chronic mental disorders begin in childhood.
Young people with access to mental health services in school-based health centers are 10 times more likely to seek care for mental health or substance abuse than those who do not.
of mental health disorders begin before age 14 and 75% before age 24, affecting the learning and school experience for all children.
Anxiety disorders like social phobia can make students twice as likely to drop out or fail a grade.
ADHD, mood and anxiety symptoms and disruptive behavior at age 6 predict math and reading achievement at age 17.
The Children’s Mental Health Network (CMHNetwork) promotes and advocates for the availability and effectiveness of high-quality services for children with mental health needs and their families. As a 501-c3 non-profit organization, the CMHNetwork does not take government money so that we can independently distribute the best information and ideas about policies and programs and how they affect young people and their families. The CMHNetwork publishes an e-mail newsletter ("Friday Update”) every Friday which reaches a widely diverse audience of youth, parents, community leaders, policy-makers, state and federal officials, and increasingly, similar groups from countries across the globe. Friday Update shines a spotlight on current topics and critical issues focusing on children’s mental health.Learn More
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