Children's Mental Illness:

Risks and outcomes

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burnout: it’s not just for adults

burnout: it’s not just for adults

When experiencing stress at unhealthy levels, students can begin feeling sick, leading to missed school days that make them fall behind on coursework, causing more stress!
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the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

The Huffington Post reports Hispanic teenage girls have the highest rate of suicide attempts among all teenage demographics. Given that over 62% of San Antonio’s population is Hispanic, this is a serious issue for us.
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the significant link between childhood ADHD and adult homelessness

the significant link between childhood ADHD and adult homelessness

Children with ADHD – even when successfully treated – may need additional help overcoming some of the obstacles they’ll face as they make the transition to successful adults.
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untreated mental illness can mean a shorter lifespan

untreated mental illness can mean a shorter lifespan

There is a 10 to 25 year life expectancy reduction for individuals experiencing severe mental disorders according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Suicide prevention starts with awareness

Suicide prevention starts with awareness

"Suicide is complex. There are almost always multiple causes, including psychiatric illnesses, which may not have been recognized or treated. However, these illnesses are treatable."
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Doing nothing is expensive

Doing nothing is expensive

Untreated, a child struggling with a mental illness may affect community costs by emergency room visits, juvenile justice actions and school disruption.
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