The Transylvania Times -

By Jane Warth
Special To The Times 

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Begins


TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, approximately 20 percent of American children suffer from a serious mental disorder during a given year. Experts estimate that more than 4 million American children and adolescents endure at least minimal daily interference in their lives at home, school and with their friends as a result of significant functional mental impairment.

With diagnosis, treatment and family support, these young people can succeed in school and go on to lead productive lives. However, because of the stigma attached to mental illness, too many a...

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