Supporting Emotional and Mental Wellness

One in every six youth in the United States has a diagnosable mental health disorder and half of individuals with a lifetime mental illness have symptoms by the age of 14*. Aside from the challenges mental health illnesses present to children, teens and young adults, there is also the challenge of the social stigma surrounding mental health that may deter children from seeing help, or from adults seeing the condition as a health problem. This stigma, paired with a lack of early identification, unfortunately results in deterring many children from seeking help.

Valley Children’s strives to be an advocate for all children in our community and a source to understand and help your child’s behavioral health and emotional and mental well-being. We are committed to participating in community initiatives, supporting community efforts and to being a quality resource for every family in our Valley. Further, we’re committed to advocating that mental and emotional health is just as critical to overall wellness as physical health, and we’re dedicated to combatting the stigma that prevents so many from being able to find the help they need and deserve.

*National Alliance on Mental Health. Health By The Numbers. https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-by-the-numbers