Focus on the Figures: Depression among adolescents
from The Chronicle of Social Change
Mental health is critical to equipping young people for the challenges of growing up and living as healthy adults. Sound emotional and mental health, which is more than the absence of disorders, includes effective coping skills and the ability to form positive relationships, adapt in the face of challenges and function well. Studies estimate that each year up to one in five U.S. children experience a mental disorder.
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