Batesville, IN: 'One in 5 kids between 8-15 have a mental health diagnosis'

Oct 29, 2017, Batesville (IN) Herald Tribune: Depression signs in kids should raise red flags "One in five kids between the ages of 8-15 have a mental health diagnosis," reported licensed clinical social worker Laura Harmon recently. Amazingly, "70 percent of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. It goes on for awhile before it gets diagnosed and treated." The Community Mental Health Center North Outpatient Services, Batesville, program manager was speaking to two dozen youth workers about "Child and Adolescent Depression and Anxiety" during a breakfast presentation sponsored by the Indiana Youth Institute Oct. 5 at Brookville United Methodist Church.... One in five teens in the U.S. seriously consider suicide annually and in 2003, 8 percent of adolescents attempted it. "Often they will talk more about this to their peers than adults." She noted, "The vast majority of people who have attempted suicide and not been successful will report they were glad they were not successful."