With up to one in five children experiencing a mental health disorder in any given year, the mental health of our community’s children is an issue that affects all of us. Without early diagnosis and treatment, these changes can have negative and lasting effects on their life, many times affecting them throughout.
But a child’s mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It’s about their capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance their ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges they face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being.
And each and every kid in our community deserves that.