Mental illness affects millions of youth across America, with 1 out of 5 children and adolescents suffering from some form of mental illness. Most go untreated because they either cannot afford care, lack access, or do not know anyone they can turn to for help.
Investing in preventive mental health could give these young people a better future. Without help, youth with untreated mental illnesses are more likely to fall victim to crime, drugs, imprisonment, or suicide later in life.
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano’s Mental Health in Schools Act is part of the solution. By providing increased federal funding for therapists and mental health services in our schools, this bill will help youth with preventable mental illnesses get access to the services they need.
The silence has continued long enough. Learn more about the Mental Health in Schools Act and help give our young people the future they deserve.
–Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano