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May is designated as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month—an effort by the mental health community to bring awareness to growing children's mental health concerns in the United States. Although children's mental health is not a widely acknowledged or discussed topic, Mississippi Children's Home Services (MCHS) is working to open that dialogue and bring about an environment of acceptance, encouragement and healing.
Important statistics to remember about Children's Mental Health.
•1 in 5 youth will experience some form of mental health concern —that is approximately 14.5 MILLION children.
•Mental health disorders don't discriminate; they impact individuals of all demographics including race, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status and age.
•Half of all chronic mental disorders onset before age 14.
•Suicide was the 3rd leading cause of death among U.S. teenagers.
Third Annual Mississippi Children's Mental Health Summit Set for May 6
Mississippi Children's Home Services (MCHS) is currently looking for individuals and families who want to transform the lives of children and youth. MCHS is in urgent need of foster care parents in North Mississippi.
Light the Spectrum: Transforming Autism set for April 1 at Highland Village
As the state's largest non-profit provider of children's behavioral health, educational and social services, Mississippi Children's Home Services (MCHS) will discuss key legislation that affects children in Mississippi at their annual Day at the Capitol. Tomorrow, February 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the first floor rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol, MCHS will host an opportunity to discuss the many issues facing Mississippi's children with elected state officials.