Children and youth face challenges in many forms. By changing the way we talk about mental health, we can ease the burden on children and families and help them overcome extraordinary challenges.
- Children who experience trauma are 2.5 times more likely to have to repeat a year of school, to have chronic health issues such as asthma or obesity, and to be diagnosed with ADHD.
- One out of 5 Mississippi children suffers from a mental or emotional disorder.
- Nearly 6,000 children are in the custody of Mississippi’s Child Protection Services.
- Approximately 50 percent of youth with mental health challenges drop out of school.
The 2017 Children’s Mental Health Summit will feature nationally recognized speaker, Amelia Franck Meyer, who will help us build a community toolbox of solutions for our children and help bring that conversation to state leaders.
Mark your calendar for May 12, 2017, at the Hilton Jackson. Our children and families need us to begin finding innovative solutions for a healthier Mississippi.
Visit helpkidsthrive.org to learn more about the summit and register.