Children's mental health problems are real, common and treatable.
Although one in five children has a diagnosable mental health problem, nearly two-thirds of them get little or no help.
Untreated mental health problems can disrupt children's functioning at home, school and in the community.
Without treatment, children with mental health issues are at increased risk of school failure, contact with the criminal justice system, dependence on social services, and even suicide.
Parents and family members are usually the first to notice if a child has problems with emotions or behavior. Your observations, along with those of teachers and other caregivers, can help determine whether you need to seek help for your child.
If you need help determining how mental health is covered under your medical benefits, contact your Advisor.