Children’s Mental Health is Community Health

A wise investment in our community’s social and economic future

Mental, emotional and behavioral disorders of adults and children cost society $247 billion annually in treatment and lost productivity. More than 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health challenge that has remained untreated.

When children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges receive early mental health intervention, they are less likely to fail academically, drop out of school or need other costly support services.