- Up to 1 in 5 children (20%) living in the United States experiences a mental disorder in any given year (Perou et al, 2013).
- Only 20% of those children receive mental health services, and most of those services are through the school (Rones & Hoagwood, 2000).
- Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness have their onset by age 14 (Kessler et al, 2005).
- 50% of high school students ages 14 and over who are living with mental illness drop out of high school (US Dept of Education)
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