Mentally ill school children need more resources says mental health authority

The Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority wants to increase mental health prevention resources in schools.

A recent report released by the Child Mind Institute is being used by the OCCMHA to create awareness about the need for valuable mental health supports for children.

“This report serves as a reminder to everyone who works with youth about the valuable role education plays in ensuring they lead successful and productive lives,” said Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority Executive Director and CEO, Willie Brooks. “In order for young adults to reach their greatest potential, educators, families, policy makers, and community mental health professional must join efforts to advocate for mental health prevention in schools and early intervention for children in crisis.”

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