MENTAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE
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