Eighty percent of children with a mental health problem do not receive treatment. We take a look at some of the resources available to parents and caregivers to help find treatment. Watch the full episode below:
For more information on what was covered in this episode, check out the resources below.
Navigating the School System to Attain Help for Your Child - Dr. Susan Buttross gives a step-by-step guide for parents and guardians looking to receive help through the school system for their child. She breaks down the laws that protect children, and gives advice on what questions and items to have prepared when going through the process.
Find Help - National Institute of Mental Health - Finding help can be difficult; it's not always clear where you should start looking. The National Institute of Mental Health has put together several resources to assist with getting health, including information on emergency services, where to find providers, and more information on mental health.
Progress Update on Mississippi's Public Mental Health System | Highlights - The Mississippi Department of Mental Health issues regular updates on the state of mental health care. Read the full report, or take a look at the two-page summary for information on what resources are available in Mississippi, and where the state is focusing its efforts.