Promote Hope…Rise from Stigma
MAY IS CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!
Although 20% of all youth between the ages of 13 and 18 experience mental health issues, less than 20% of them receive the help they need. Let’s stand together to promote children’s mental health awareness and reduce stigma!
People that will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives.
Of youth between 13 and 18 live a with a mental health condition.
People will develop a serious mental illness.
Over 50% of students with mental illness drop out of high school.
70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness.
Major depression episodes among Texas adolescents between 12 and 17…
have been increasing steadily since 2010. In 2013-14, 11.2% of all adolescents in Texas (262,00) experienced at least one major depression episode in the previous year. (US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Half of all cases of mental illness…
start by age 14, and three-quarters by age 24.
The average delay…
between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.
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