Addressing Mental Health Needs of our Youth
AN ESTIMATED 20% OF CHILDREN NATIONWIDE STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES!
An estimated 20% of children nationwide struggle with mental health issues. As awareness grows, the need for early detection through a child’s school, primary care physician, and parent are paramount for early intervention and support and can play the leading role in establishing a plan of care. Research shows that one in five children will struggle with a mental health illness by the age of 12. For Sussex County, this means that close to 8,000 children may be at risk and need support. Currently, we are ill equipped to ensure that our youth who are struggling with mental health issues are identified and referred for treatment and/or support.. READ MORE