National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Posted by Maryvale on May 4, 2017 3:30:58 PM

Today, on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, we would like to recognize every child, in residential care to the traditional home, who battles with mental illness. 

Children are particularly vulnerable – one in five ages 13 to 18 – will have a serious mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The number increases exponentially when children are involved with the juvenile justice system, where 70 percent of probation youth struggle with a mental illness.

To learn more about mental health and how it affects children and teens, see the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) infographic below.


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