When the coalition was formed in 2011, coalition members chose to focus on improving the mental health of children. The Wellness Alliance for Total Children's Health (WATCH) of Denton County is a collaboration of both public and private organizations and individuals who are invested in the total wellness of Denton County's children. WATCH currently works to increase awareness of and access to mental health services in Denton County. Mental health coexists with many other health issues such as bullying and obesity. Increasing awareness and access are important for helping families recognize and manage mental health issues1.
1Cook Children's (2018). Community Health Needs Assessment: Community-wide Children's Health Assessment and Planning Surveys
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