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(UK) 1 in 5 kids have "diagnosable" mental health problem; 800,000 have a diagnosis

Nov 16, 2019, This is Local London: Schools mental effects by Ibaado Mohamed, Nower Hill High School Mental health problems are very common in high school and start to develop in adolescence. Addressing mental health needs in school is very important because 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable emotional, behavioral or mental health disorder and 1 in 10 young people have a mental health challenge that is severe enough to impair how they function at home, school or in their community. Studies show that at least 800,000 children in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. However,75% of them don’t receive the help that they need. Many children in highschool have developed anxiety from being the school environment. Some are diagnosed, however some find it hard to come to terms with it and talk to someone….


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