“You might call it a silent epidemic.
Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.
So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.
And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won’t get them.”
An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It’s a destructive force in schools, but most educators don’t have the training or resources to help.
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