Children’s Mental Health Week in the U.K.

Bravo to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William for headlining the first Mental Health Week for Children in the U.K.  They are urging greater awareness and care while calling for an end to the stigma around children’s mental health that likely keeps many from seeking help.  What I especially admire is her willingness to say that a child’s mental health is every bit as important as their physical health.  “No one would be embarrassed to seek help for a child with a broken arm.”  She highlighted what I’ve especially found true is that early intervention for childhood problems prevents these from becoming life long or adulthood problems.   The Place2Be charity cites research that says depression has increased by 75% in adolescents over the past 25 years and three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health condition.