Our nation has a mental health crisis.  One in five children have or will have signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder. Only 20% of children who have mental health disorders receive the treatment they need, and most concerning, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for children and adolescents. Many know these statistics because they live them. They watch children struggle daily, not always knowing how to help. The mental health crisis is leaving parents, caregivers and educators wondering “what can we do?” “how can we help?”.  Central Rivers AEA has created a toolbox for Administrators, Educators, Parents and Families, School-Based Mental Health Professionals, and Students.

Sad curly female African American kid sitting alone