Ahead of Children’s Mental Health Awareness day tomorrow, May 7, Office of Children’s Mental Health Director Linda Hall today announces the publication of a new fact sheet focused on prioritizing children’s mental health in Wisconsin and how our communities can do that.

Highlights include:

  • Almost half of high school students in Wisconsin are feeling anxious
  • A child typically experiences symptoms of emotional distress for 11 years before receiving treatment
  • Minorities are more likely to delay or stop treatment as a result of geographic or insurance barriers
  • Parents can watch for anxiety symptoms
  • Policymakers can consider the significant impact that social determinants of health have on mental well-being

See the fact sheet.

See previous fact sheets.

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