3 major children’s health organizations declare state of emergency in adolescent mental health

Three major children’s health organizations have declared a state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health.

According to data from Mental Health America, both North and South Carolina have higher rates of mental illness, but lower access to care, compared to other states.

“I think any step in the direction of putting money towards mental health is a good start,” said parent Christina Killilea.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Anthony Kustura digs into the data showing what resources look like in the Carolinas and the major investment from the largest school district in the area to help solve the problem.

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