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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.

Age 6

ADHD, mood and anxiety symptoms and disruptive behavior at age 6 predict math and reading achievement at age 17.

CMHNetwork Friday Update 11-24-23

Greetings, faithful readers. Well, here we are at the end of the road. There has been much discussion about the…

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The CMHNetwork is closing in December 2023

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Children's Mental Health Network Website Archive

The Children's Mental Health Network (CMHNetwork) is closing in December 2023. While the site will no longer be active, the great information, research papers, and news articles on children's mental health compiled over the last fifteen years will remain available. Beginning in February 2024, this archived website will be hosted by our long-time partners at the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Department of Child & Family Studies, University of South Florida.

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