CDC says 20 percent of U.S. children have mental health disorders – Washington Post


It used to be thought that children were not likely to get mental illness – not any more. New research shows that kids suffer in very large numbers. The good news is you are not alone if you have mental illness as a child. The bad news is that more kids are dealing with these issues than ever before. According to this article from the Washington Post:

“Up to one in five American youngsters — about 7 million to 12 million, by one estimate — experience a mental health disorder each year, according to a new report billed as the first comprehensive look at the mental health status of children in the country.”

via CDC says 20 percent of U.S. children have mental health disorders – Washington Post.

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