Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable if properly diagnosed. Too many children do not receive the diagnosis and the help they need. Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable if properly diagnosed. Too many children do not receive the diagnosis and the help they need. Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 

  • 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24.
  • Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.
  • 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.
  • Just over half (50.6%) of children aged 8-15 received mental health services in the previous year.
  • Over one-third (37%) of students with a mental health condition age 14­–21 and older who are served by special education drop out—the highest dropout rate of any disability group.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.,the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–1421 and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.
  • More than 90% of children who die by suicide have a mental health condition.

 

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