Children’s Mental Health Facts
Children’s mental health issues are on the rise...
And we aren’t getting treatment soon enough, so our children can live happy, healthy, and productive lives...
...And the signs of mental health concerns are there in young children...
...Parents are worried, so why aren’t they getting the help they are asking for?
And when we IGNORE the problem these are the outcomes...
THESE STARTLING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS IS WHY WE ARE LEADING THE CHARGE TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH ON A GLOBAL LEVEL… THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
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