A recent article from NPR highlights the grave problem facing millions of kids today:
You might call it a silent epidemic.
Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.
So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.
And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won’t get them.
Continue reading on NPR.org and see the perspective of a teacher, counselor, parent with ideas on how to change this.