Manage episode 294024936 series 2933349
PARENTS, if you child was showing signs of diabetes, heart issues, cancer or any other "physical condition, you wouldn't hesitate to get your child the help they need, correct? The same sense of urgency you have for your child if they have a physical condition, you need that same urgency when it comes to getting your child help for a mental health condition.
By the time a child is 14 years old, 50% of them are showing signs of a mental health condition. By the time a child is 24 years old, 75% of children are showing signs of a mental health condition. Early detection is the key when it comes to have mentally healthy adults. We have to normalize mental health conversation. Without treatment nearly 50% of children with a mental health condition will develop a substance use order.