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A BRAVE SPACE (Taking Youth and Teens to The Next Level)

Mental health is an important part of children’s overall health and well-being. Mental health includes children’s mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being. It affects how children think, feel, and act. It also plays a role in how children handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

  • Treatment rates vary among different mental disorders. Among children aged 3-17 years, in 2016:

    • Nearly 8 in 10 children (78.1%) with depression received treatment.3

    • 6 in 10 children (59.3%) with anxiety received treatment.3

    • More than 5 in 10 children (53.5%) with behavior disorders received treatment.3

  • Mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders begin in early childhood

    • 1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.5

  • Prevalence of mental disorders change with age

    • Diagnoses of ADHD, anxiety, and depression become are more common with increased age.3

    • Behavior problems are more common among children aged 6–11 years than younger or older children.3

A BRAVE SPACE K-12 Youth community action project is an extension of our behavioral health, educational and mentorship with the NERDS RULE INC. Ambassador project. A BRAVE SPACE helps support students, families, and underserved communities.

Join NERDS RULE INC. and A BRAVE SPACE on May 13th, 2022, on our podcast "Fix Ya Crown" as we speak about developing safe spaces for youth, teens and young adults to "BE BRAVE" about mental health and bullying prevention.

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