School failure, juvenile detention, drug use, and suicide are some of the consequences of not identifying, treating and following a child's mental health treatment plan. Learn more about the consequences children face with these resources.
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The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What It Means for Schools - A report from the CDC providing a comprehensive look at the risk factors of suicide in school-aged children, and how bullying is related. This report includes various action items based on research, including:
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study - The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.
Over 17,000 Kaiser patients participating in routine health screening volunteered to participate in The Study. Data resulting from their participation continues to be analyzed; it reveals staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides access to the peer-reviewed publications resulting from The ACE Study.
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect - A fact sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, summarizing various research papers and studies to present a comprehensive look at how child abuse and neglect affect children.
Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: Jails & Prisons - A fact sheet from NAMI outlining what is known about mentally ill prisoners and how the prison system is affected by the overwhelming number of inmates who suffer from mental illness. Notable facts include:
Understanding Sucide - A comprehensive fact sheet from the CDC focused on what we know about suicide, suicide prevention, and risk factors. As noted in the report, suicide is a significant problem in the US: