Improving children’s access to behavioral health care
When a child is experiencing a mental health crisis, it may be difficult for parents to know what to do or where to go. Often times, a child ends up in the emergency room, where there may not be specialized care to handle the case.
According to the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health, kids and teens in Wisconsin are hospitalized for a mental health condition at a higher rate than the national average. Additionally, suicide was the second leading cause of death among adolescents in 2017.
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