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- 79% of children aged 6 to 17 with mental disorders do not receive appropriate care.
- Children with mental health needs are best served with early detection and treatment, which can prevent them from having more expensive and intense forms of treatment later on.
- Untreated mental illnesses may increase the risk of a child being involved in the juvenile justice system. According to one study, 66% of boys and almost 75% of girls in juvenile detention have at least one mental disorder.
- Anxiety disorders, mood disorders and disruptive disorders are the most common mental disorders among children.