Children’s mental health data in North Texas

Mental Health


Six-county profile

Mental Health sign in grassThe 2015 CCHAPS data shows us that 8.5 percent of children have mental health issues in our region. They also have significantly poorer health, are seven times more likely to have behavioral problems in school and are three times more likely to be bullied or teased at school.

The most common mental health diagnosis were ADD/ADHD and anxiety.

Access to mental health care is a significant issue for 41.6 percent of those with mental health issues.

12.7 percent of children with mental health issues did not access needed mental care because:

Total greater than 100 percent due to allowing multiple response with an average of 2.2 reasons given by each respondent.

Special reports:

Coalitions focusing on mental health:

WATCH Wellness Workshop resources

WATCH Wellness Workshop November 2014: Children's mental health needs: symptoms and strengths.

Dr. Claudette Fette:

Dr. Lisa Pierce:

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