Why is this important?
- Untreated mental health conditions can lead to challenges with relationships, school, physical health, and law enforcement due to disruptive behavior.
- Availability of services helps ensure that youth have the tools needed to address stressors that may impede emotional growth and well-being.
How are we doing?
- Across grade levels, about one-third of students report experiencing periods of sad or hopeless feelings to the point that it interferes with routine tasks.
Data Source for Students Feelings and those Receiving Psychological/Emotional Counseling: California Healthy Kids Survey