Mental Health Awareness: Children and teens
Mental health awareness: Children and teens
It's never too early to address mental health needs. Young people need support for their mental health now more than ever. In the U.S. “1 in 6 youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year” and of those only half receive treatment.1 Early intervention offers the best opportunity for support and it all begins with awareness.
Watch this video or read the transcript - PDF to learn about the mental health needs of children and teens. For more information, check out these resources:
- Mental health awareness guidebook for young adults - PDF
- Mental health support for children and teens - PDF
If you’re a parent or someone who works with children and teens, learn about the school and local resources available to them and let them know you’re available to talk about their mental health needs or struggles.
Mental health by the numbers - website.