Fifty percent of people with a diagnosable mental health disorder receive a diagnosis by 14 years old, 75% before 24 years old, and many experience symptoms long before that. Approximately 70% of children in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental disorder. Treating these illnesses with early interventions not only greatly helps those children, but saves billions of dollars in spending down the road. The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) supports mental health in schools, as well as childhood trauma and CHIP policies.
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