May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Timely Access to Behavioral Health Helps Prevent Substance Abuse and Suicide among Youth
May 5-11 Is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week; May Is Mental Health Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 percent of deaths of 15- to 24-year-olds each year are results of suicide, making it the third leading cause of death in this age group. In addition, 100 to 200 suicide attempts are made throughout this population for every completed suicide. Meanwhile, this age group is at the greatest risk of developing mental health disorders, which increase the risk of suicide if they are not treated. Timely access to treatment for mental illnesses and substance use disorders is essential for youth to manage their health conditions and realize their potential to lead successful lives.
“We have been very successful in helping suicidal youth find a more hopeful way to live their life.” said Esther East, Executive Director of Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center of Clifton and Passaic
JFS provides integrated mental health care, accepts most insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and turns no one away for financial reasons. Our comprehensive services provide the entire family system with quality care and evidenced based treatment.
For help, please contact us at 973-777-7638.
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