Mental illness: A quiet storm
In 2014, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 13.1 percent of children 8 to 15 years of age had a diagnosable mental disorder within the prior year, and 21.4 percent of 13- to 18-year-olds had a seriously debilitating disorder at some point in their childhood. Dr. David Axelson, chief of Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital, says that suicides among youth are up 40 percent across the country in the last eight years.
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