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Mental health problems are a growing concern for children and teens in communities across thenation. Behavioral health issues in young people can lead to tragic consequences, including suicide,school shootings, substance abuse, educational failure, and involvement with the correctional system.
Most children with mental illnesses go undiagnosed and untreated due to their communities’ lack of
behavioral health services. In fact, young people with the higher prevalence of mental healthdisorders come from disadvantaged neighborhoods that lack funding for behavioral health care.
The image of a distressed person reflects teensstruggling to cope with a mental health disorder.
The cartoon reflects a debate, taking place over
the availability and cost of America’s mental
health care services.
The arrows demonstrate that many Americanslack access to information regarding mentalhealth care.