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.
Washburn Center is part of the solution by providing early mental health intervention. Not just because it’s cost effective for our community, but because we believe all children deserve the chance to grow into happy, healthy adults.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration notes that for every $1 invested in mental health care, up to $10 is saved in health, education, juvenile justice and lost productivity.
Strong, healthy children have a greater chance to grow into strong, productive adults.
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.