We Have a Child Mental Health Crisis in This Country. You Can Help.

We have a child mental health crisis in this country. You can help.

As we continue to struggle with a global health crisis, our children are not okay. Over 200,000 of them have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19. The loss of a parent puts children at elevated risk of traumatic grief, depression, poor educational outcomes, and unintentional death or suicide, and these consequences can persist into adulthood.

As we continue to struggle with a global health crisis, our children are not okay.

Children’s mental health problems are real and common, but they are also treatable. One in seven children in the U.S. — nearly 7.7 million children and teenagers — have at least one diagnosable mental health issue, but because of a lack of funding, a national shortage of child psychiatrists, and the stigma attached to mental illness, half of the children who need treatment do not receive help.

This is a wrong we have to right, and it begins with you.

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We’re asking you to take our #HealthyKidsHealthyMinds Pledge to bring child mental illness out of the shadows and into the light. By adding your name, you will be a difference maker who is helping to build awareness for this national crisis.

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