President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Report

October 28, 2004

Nearly 7 to 9 percent of all children (ages 9 to 17) have a serious emotional disturbance, which means there are one or two kids with serious emotional problems in virtually every classroom, according to this report. This report also addresses mental health issues associated with children, adults, older adults and suicide prevention and highlights a variety of model programs that address the mental health needs of children and adolescents.