One Out Of Five Teens Has A Diagnosable Mental Health Disorder, HHS Reports

CNN (8/19, Wallace) reports in a piece focused on Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea, a 17-year-old with a mental illness who ran away from home and was found, that about “one out of five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one in three shows symptoms of depression, according to an overview by the Department of Health and Human Services of the latest research.” Unfortunately, “less than half of adolescents with psychiatric disorders received any kind of treatment in the last year, the Department of Health and Human Services reported.” If parents think their youngsters are “suffering from depression or any other mental health issue, the most important thing…is get them treatment.”

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— “Teen depression and how social media can help or hurt,” Dr. Melinda Ring, CNN, August 6, 2015.

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