Reports: Schools Should Be First Line Of Defense For Catching Youngsters At Risk For Mental Health Issues

TIME (10/8, Sifferlin) reports that, according to two reports published in The Lancet Psychiatry, “schools should be a first line of defense for catching young people at risk for mental health issues from depression to” attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD).

UK-specific data in the reports indicate that “about 75% of adults who access mental health treatment had a diagnosable disorder when they were under age 18, but in high-income countries, only 25% of kids with mental health problems get treatment.” But, “by prioritizing mental health in a child’s early years, more people will get the treatment they need early on.”

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— “Why Schools Should Screen Their Students’ Mental Health,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, October 7, 2014.

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