A recently released report by the Child Mind Institute concluded that there is a crisis in the number of children struggling with mental health concerns and the small number who actually get help. The study found that 49% of the children have a diagnosed mental illness at some point during childhood, yet only 7.4% of these kids have any mental health visits in a year.
The tragic part is that many mental health concerns are treatable, and kids with the proper support and interventions can overcome these challenges.
This study confirms that we need to continue working to enhance preventative and primary interventions for our youngest and most vulnerable. Doing so will provide better outcomes for our children and better outcomes for society overall.