Uniting in Advocacy On Behalf of Children With Mental Health Special
in five families is affected by serious
emotional disturbance in their lifetimes.
of seven children under 10 suffers from a mental disorder
onset of brain disorders affect approximately 14 million American
of the 7.5 million children suffering from severe mental health
disabilities receives treatment.
is the third leading cause of death of teens between 15 and 19.
is the sixth leading cause of death in children under 15.
percent of the children and teens who commit suicide have a mental
success rates for mental disorders range from 60-80 percent, while
the range is only 41-52 percent for heart disease.
Provided by the Parent/Professional Advocacy
League (PAL), Boston, MA
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