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Mental health is an essential part of a child’s overall health that can affect physical health, academic achievement and interactions with others in school and programs.

Many Hoosier children struggle with mental health issues that could be mediated or alleviated by receiving the appropriate services. In fact, research shows that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. However, 40 percent of children who need mental health services are not receiving these services.

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