Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers.

17 thoughts on “Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers.”

  1. Adults often say that children have no stress! It’s not true… and I try my best to advocate for the little ones. I know as I knew when I was very young about stress, depression because that’s how I felt …. I read a lot about these emotional issues so that I knew how to deal with them….

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  2. This is a sad. It makes me feel lucky that I was able to get the help I needed when I was younger. I wish I could afford it now but I can’t. Especially when the cost of my insurance has gone up. Kids are the most vulnerable when you think about what they deal with

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  3. I know I needed help when I was younger, Im not sure how I got through it but Im here I guess.

    I finally got the help i needed but only late in my adult life. I think some of the problem stems ftom a lot of us being really good at suppressing or hiding our feelings.

    Theres definitly a crisis in the health care system. We have taken the “care” out if health care.

    Good article.

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  4. Great post. It’s really important to shine a light on the state of mental health care. The only other thing I would add is that we need more early intervention/prevention. Whilst it’s 100% important to have services in place to look after the 1 in 3 who need additional support we need schemes and practices in place to support the 3 in 3 who have mental health. There’s too much pressure and expectation on kids nowadays. We’re forgetting their mental health too.

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  5. It’s so easy to pass of mental health issues in children and it’s so sad that it is that way. I just think back to how much better off I would have been if my anxiety and depression were caught super early. Then it makes me sad for all the children that are suffering alone and without answers.

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  6. This is very heart breaking specially when you see all the numbers and statistics including the number of suicide and suicide attempts rising its extremely alarming, when I was a child you would rarely hear of these things and that was barely 10 years ago. Very heartbreaking

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  7. I agree with you but think the problem is larger. Why not address poverty and the root causes of American children’s distress? Vote politicians into office who care about social supports and universal healthcare, etc.. Unfortunately anxiety and depression are on the rise where I live in Ireland as well. A former classmate of my 16 year old son’s committed suicide last summer despite the psychiatric help he was receiving. I think cultural pressures (social media, etc) are also playing a part. Thanks for raising awareness on this important issue.

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