1 in 5 children suffer from mental illness. That’s 80,000 children in Bexar County alone! And only 1 in 5 of those children who suffer from mental, emotional, or behavioral problems actually receive treatment. Half of the children who don’t receive treatment will drop out of high school, and are twice as likely to start using illicit drugs and alcohol. Some will end up in the juvenile system and many attempt suicide. For more facts, click here.
One in Five Minds was created to raise awareness about mental illness, to break down stigma, and to increase access to treatment for children regardless of their ability to pay.