MEN­TAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE

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Up to 20 per­cent of us in South­west Florida, al­most 40,000 kids, have some form of men­tal ill­ness.

70 per­cent of young adults in­car­cer­ated have a men­tal health con­di­tion.

One-third of pe­di­atric pa­tients de­velop a men­tal health con­di­tion by age of 14, and one-third of those kids drop out of school.

Sui­cide is the third lead­ing cause of death in teens, the sec­ond lead­ing cause in the 15- to 24-year-old group. Source: Dr. Emad Sal­man and Dr. Denise Dutchak, Golisano Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal of South­west Florida

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