New Behavioral Health Recommendations Released Prioritizing Emotional and Behavioral Health in Harris County Schools

Most people are unaware that about half of lifetime cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14, making mental illnesses ‘the chronic disorders of the young’. This fact, combined with the occurrence of recent tragedies involving children and mental health in our nation, has prompted a renewed and more serious interest in meeting the behavioral health—mental health and substance abuse—needs of Harris County children and youth.

In a press conference today, Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s Harris County School Behavioral Health Initiative will release policy recommendations that focus on supporting and helping Harris County school districts prioritize the emotional and behavioral health needs of all students.  Read Full Press Release.

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