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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.
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