Those Crazy Kids…Real Story Of Childhood Mental Illness In Schools

August 28, 2017 / Amy Krolak  / 

What are the facts?

Some of the statistics are:

  • 1 in 5 children and youth have a diagnosable emotional, behavioral or mental disorder.
  • 1 in 10 young people have a mental health challenge that is severe enough to impair their functioning in school.
  • Many estimates show that even though mental illness affects so many of our kids aged 6-17 at least one-half and many estimate as many as 80% of them do not receive the mental health care they need.
  • About 50% of students ages 14+ with a mental health condition will drop out of school.
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for 15-24-year-olds.

What Does It Look Like?