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 MHANYS Annual Dinner & Conference

Oct. 16 & 17, 2018

Youth Mental Health Facts

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by age 14

 

Youth substance abuse may be an attempt to self-medicate symptoms of undiagnosed mental illness

 

Half of all lifetime cases of anxiety disorders begin as early as age 8

 

Early signs of mental illness are often mistaken for typical characteristics of childhood and adolescent development

 

22% of youth experience serious mental illness in a given year

 

The median delay between the onset of symptoms and treatment is 10 years.

 

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