Emotional Health Screening: YScreen Newsletter February 2018
Unaddressed emotional health concerns affect all aspects of a youth’s life including their academic performance, extra-curricular activities and social relationships.
- Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14 years old, and three quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24.
- Unfortunately, less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. Early mental health support can help a youth before problems interfere with other developmental needs.
*Merikangas KR, (NCS-A). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Jan 2011.50(1):32-45.
Taking an emotional health screen is simple and is like any other health checkup. Just as many of us go to the doctor and dentist on a yearly basis, it is important for us to checkup on how we are doing emotionally. It is important to get a physical concern taken care of, it is also important to address any emotional concerns that come up.
YScreen is an emotional health screen and here to support youth and parents throughout Fond du Lac County. If you would like to request screening for your child or would like more information about YScreen, please contact us at (920) 906-6700 ext. 4714.