One In Five US Children Has Or Has Had A Debilitating Mental Health Disorder, NIMH Statistics Indicate

In the Washington Post (1/6) “On Parenting” blog, author Katie Hurley, LCSW, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, wrote, “According to recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health,” one in five US children “has or has had a debilitating mental health disorder.” In other words, “in a classroom of 20 students…four of those children could be struggling at any given time with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or another issue.” Hurley went on to provide a list of “some things school faculty members can do to improve students’ daily mental health, even if there is no full-time therapist on staff.”

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— “We need to provide better mental health treatment in schools. Here’s how to start,”Katie Hurley, The Washington Post, January 6, 2017.

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