BY: Sydney Rouse
1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffer from a mental, behavioral and emotional concern. Of those, more than 60% don't receive any help.
Imagine that 80,000 children in Bexar County would be diagnosed with leukemia this year. And what if only 16,000 of them would get treatment? It would be a national emergency! The public would come together. We would pull out our checkbooks to do whatever it took to help those children.
Thankfully, leukemia isn’t that prevalent, but there is a silent epidemic that can be just as devastating. 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffer from mental illness
The One in Five Minds campaign, sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center, was created not only to raise awareness about emotional health issues, but also to break down stigma. One in Five Minds’ goal is that no one will be afraid to speak about mental illness and that all children in Bexar County who need treatment will be able to access it.
One in Five Minds strives to educate the community, parents, professionals, and leaders about mental illness. We do so by engaging parents and their support system about mental illness: its reality, its treatment, and its prevention. We publish educational materials on our website, hold learning events open to the public, promote support and learning options in the community, advocate for causes that help children and families. Mainly, our goal is to provide important information, resources and a community so that families no longer struggle alone.
However only with the help of committed supporters like you, can One in Five Minds reach out and help these children. Join our campaign by signing up on this form to learn, share and take action so that more children can get the help they need.
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We are designing a series of practical handbook that can be downloaded, reviewed and shared at their own pace.
List of topics and links to resources were compiled to help you learn more about mental health problems, providers, treatment and peer support.
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