Mental Health Facts

It is estimated that 1 in 5 young people, between the ages 13 and 18, has or will develop a mental health need in their lifetime.  Mental illness is a medical condition that may disrupt an individual’s thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and perform basic daily living tasks.  In this section, parents can find different facts and information about mental health disorders and their symptoms.


Click on any of the expandable sections below to access information about specific mental health topics.

ADHD In Children and Teens
Anxiety and Children
Social Anxiety
Anxiety Disorder
Depression Signs and Symptoms
Chronic Illness and Mental Health
Understanding Psychosis
Selective Mutism
Guide to Selective Mutism
The Teen Brain
The Teen Brain_ 7 Things to Know
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
Bipolar Disorder in Teens and
Young Adults: Know the Signs
Fetal Alchohol Syndrome
Fetal Alchohol Syndrome
Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety: More Than Just Shyness
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

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