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Title: STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH IN SAN MATEO COUNTY


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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTHIN SAN MATEO COUNTY
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  • FIRST SOME NATIONAL DATA
  • Of children ages 9 to 17, 21 have diagnosable
    mental or addictive disorder that causes at least
    minimal impairment
  • Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders
    begin by age 14
  • In any given year, only 20 percent of children
    with mental disorders are identified and receive
    mental health services

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San Mateo County Students
  • 88,000 Public School Students
  • 12,390 (21) has a diagnosable mental health
    condition causing some level of impairment

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California Healthy Kids Survey 2007-09 Grades
7,9,11
  • Verbal Harassment at School past 12 months
  • Rumors/Lies Spread about you 13,000
  • Sexual Jokes/comments 16,640
  • Made Fun because of Looks/Way Talk 14,040
  • Reason for Harassment on School Property
  • Race, Ethnicity, National Origin 5,720
  • Sexual Orientation 1,560
  • Physical/Mental Disability 1,040

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California Healthy Kids Survey 2007-09 Grades
7,9,11
  • Frequency Feeling Sad/Hopeless within past 12
    Months 15,600 (30)

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Consequences of Untreated Mental Disorders in
Children and Adolescents
  • Untreated mental disorder can lead to a more
    severe, more difficult to treat illness
  • Suicide third leading cause of death in youth.
    Over 90 percent of children and adolescents who
    commit suicide have a mental disorder
  • 50 of students age 14 and older who are living
    with a mental illness drop out of high school.
    This is the highest dropout rate of any
    disability group

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Consequences of Untreated Mental Disorders in
Children and Adolescents
  • Youth with unidentified and untreated mental
    disorders also tragically end up in jails and
    prisons
  • According to a study funded by the National
    Institute of Mental Healththe largest ever
    undertakenan alarming 65 percent of boys and 75
    percent of girls in juvenile detention have at
    least one mental illness

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Treatment Works
  • Research shows that early identification and
    intervention can minimize the long-term
    disability of mental disorders
  • Important advances in effective treatment
  • Prevents the loss of critical developmental
    years and helps youth avoid years of unnecessary
    suffering
  • Prevents a significant proportion of youth from
    future violence and crime
  • It also enables children and adolescents to
    succeed in school, to develop socially and to
    fully experience the developmental opportunities
    of childhood

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Stigma
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