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Olean, NY: "20% of youth aged 13-18 experience a severe mental health disorder"

April 17, 2018, Olean (NY) Times: Could your child be suffering from a mental illness? http://www.oleantimesherald.com/health/could-your-child-be-suffering-from-a-mental-illness/article_4b606c2c-4b0d-5421-964b-a2276c9318f2.html

Issues around mental health and violence continue to make the news headlines. It’s important to understand the reality of mental health as it is often misunderstood and mischaracterized…. Statistics show that 20 percent of youth aged 13-18 experience a severe mental health disorder at some point. … Each mental health condition has its own symptoms, and warning signs include concerns such as: excessive worry or fear; sudden changes in school performance; problems concentrating; extreme mood changes; avoiding friends or social activities; changes in eating or sleep habits; or thoughts of suicide….