Key Takeaway

This 2016 brief provides key facts on mental health issues related to children - how many are affected, how many receive the care they need, what level of mental health coverage is available, and more.

Partners for Our Children supports improved access and accountability for all children and their families who need mental/behavioral health services. Providing greater access, early identification and effective/appropriate treatment will help reduce the need for more expensive services, such as emergency rooms and juvenile detention, and better ensure success in school and life.