Leading up to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Children’s Hospitals Today published an article about the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (Calif.) and the initiatives they are undertaking to improve pediatric mental health services.
A picture of pediatric mental health
- One in five young people in the U.S. has a diagnosable mental health disorder
- Half of people with lifetime mental illness symptoms by age 14
- Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in children ages 10-24
Source: Children’s Hospital of Orange County