School-based Mental Health Programs Proving Effective

School-based Mental Health Programs Proving Effective

Just as children across the country head back to school, new research shows that the growing number of school-based mental health programs are effective in helping students. Most mental illness starts early in life, about 90 percent of people who develop a mental disorder showing warning signs during their teen years. An estimated 13 percent of youth under 18 have significant mental health problems.* Anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorders are among the more common disorders. If mental health problems go untreated, they can continue into adulthood and contribute to ongoing problems. Because most children spend much of...

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