Mental Health Week: Children And Mental Illness
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 20 percent of children will suffer from a seriously debilitating mental disorder at some point during their young years.
Nearly half of all kids have a diagnosed condition, sometimes mild, during their youth. So why is it happening and what should we be doing about it?
On Wednesday, Vermont Edition discussed children and mental illness. Guests for this program were:
- Melissa Bailey, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Mental Health
- Dr. David Rettew, a child psychiatrist and director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic at UVM Medical Center
Listen to the conversation from Vermont Edition above.