2014 Treasures of Texas Gala
Mental health is essential to every child’s health and well-being. Research shows that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness emerge before a child’s 14th birthday. Early identification is necessary to bolster the mental development of school-aged children and to identify and treat brain and behavioral disorders early. This can change the entire trajectory of a child’s life. It can be different for this generation of children.
Over the past 24 months, Mental Health America of Greater Houston has increased its efforts, making it a top priority to help youth, families, schools and communities understand and establish effective prevention approaches to identify mental health issues early, and to help children and young people get the services they need before crisis situations develop.
It is our promise to support activities that encourage emotional health and wellness and give all young people the chance to grow into healthy, caring, productive adults.
That’s the best investment we can make in our children’s future.