Childhood mental health disabilities on the rise
by adamt95 on September 12, 2014 - 11:58am
Childhood mental health disabilities has rose 16% over the past 10 years. While physical problems have actually decreased, there was a significant rise in mental health issues, such as ADHD and autism, these can also be classified as neurodevelopmental problems. It just so happens that children from poorer families had the highest rates of mental health issues. Also, children living in more affluent neighbourhoods, reported the largest increase in mental health problems, at around 28%. Not surprisingly, children living in more comfortablae economic situations had a lot easier of a time dealing with said mental health issues. Sadly, poorer people have other things to worry about other than mental health issues, such as putting food on the table.
In my opinion, I think that this article does a good job of getting out the important facts and statistics of mental health issues amongst the youth. I think that the statistics are pretty belivable and not too biased in terms of talking about social classes amongst kids. It doesn't always matter if you're rich or poor when it comes to mental health issues. I think that it also falls a lot on the parents to pay more attention to their kids, who might be suffering. Healthy children grow up to be healthy adults. We have to be thinking about the future of the kids of the world. If we don't take care of these types of things, we will find a lot more kids turning to violence, as well as comitting suicide at very young ages.