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. The statistics for those who don't get help are staggering:
• Half of the children will drop out of high school
• They are twice as likely to start using illicit drugs and alcohol.
• They are more likely to end up in the juvenile system
• Many attempt suicide.
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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.
How can you help? Learn more and take action.