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Petosky, MI: 20% of youth will experience "a severe mental disorder"

Sept 21, 2017, Petosky (MI) News: New strategies offer help for area students with mental health issues http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/new-strategies-offer-help-for-area-students-with-mental-health/article_80062635-4ca1-5e08-9259-53ff8084b9a6.html For students struggling with mental health issues, ranging from stress over test scores to substance abuse, the start of a new academic year could help them manage their mental health through programs and support offered by their schools. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five youth (or 21.4 percent) ages 13-18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. ... In order to address these issues, many school districts are offering mental health services to students on school grounds, so students can have the extra support and guidance they need to