Schools key to reaching the 1 in 10 children with mental health problems

8 octubre 2014

Schools are a vital way of reaching the 10–20% of children and young people across the globe who would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention, according to new research. The most common disorders in school children are behavioral disorders and anxiety, with depression becoming common later. Untreated depression and other mental health problems affect many different aspects of a young person’s development and can lead to school failure and non-attendance, as well as affecting long-term career choices and relationships.