Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2016 Children’s Mental Health Report

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Mental health disorders are the most common health issues faced by our nation’s school-aged children. One in five children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder, and 80% of chronic mental disorders begin in childhood. There is an urgent need to identify the signs of these conditions early in life if children are to get the care and support they need to thrive.
Children struggling with mental health and learning disorders are at risk for poor outcomes in school and in life, and outdated approaches to discipline are only making matters worse. Instead of putting kids further at risk, schools should be identifying and supporting at-risk children. A widely deployed, integrated system of evidence-supported, school-based mental health and preventive services is needed. If we want to help our children and our schools, we cannot wait.

Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder — more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. Half of all psychiatric illness occurs before the age of fourteen , and 75 percent by the age of twenty four.
In spite of the magnitude of the problem, lack of awareness and entrenched stigma keep the majority of these young people from getting help. Children and adolescents with psychiatric illness are at risk for academic failure, substance abuse, and a clash with the juvenile justice system — all of which come at a tremendous cost to them, their families, and the community.
This is a public health crisis that must be addressed. For more of this excellent report please go to:  

Robyn and I will discuss children and adult mental illness at the seminar below.  If you would like us to have a seminar, at your church or place of ministry; we will go to Great Britain, Canada or the United States.

Don't forget our seminar. Whispers in the Foyer An Honest Look at the Christian and Mental Health.
It will be Saturday, October 15,2016.  It will take place at Boca Glades Baptist Church in Boca Raton, Florida. You only have to look for signs.  You can register at the door. Registration is at 9:00 am.  Here is some more information on line.