Community Action Together for Children's Health
Our mission is to empower families to foster resilience and prioritize mental health and emotional wellness in their children through educational programming, access to resources, and peer support.
Our Youth Mental Health Crisis
Northbrook Cares, Community Together
We've heard the news and taken the phone calls.
We see it in our own children.
There is a youth mental health crisis unfolding before our very eyes.
The U.S Surgeon General just issued an advisory detailing the seriousness of the mental health challenges among children, adolescents and young adults.
The advisory acknowledges that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues were significant for young people in the U.S. and around the worldwide, and they have only gotten worse.
Pre-pandemic: 20% of children ages 3 to 17 were dealing with a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder.
During the pandemic: Symptoms of anxiety and depression doubled among youth globally. In early 2021, emergency room visits in the U.S. for suspected suicide attempts increased by 51% for adolescent girls and 4% for adolescent boys compared to the same time in 2019.
The Surgeon General reminds all of us of the important role we play in addressing these issues:
“Supporting the mental health of children and youth will require a whole-of-society effort to address long standing challenges, strengthen the resilience of young people, support their families and communities, and mitigate the pandemic’s mental health impacts.”
-Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General
When a child is struggling, it impacts every family member.
Let’s come together as a community to support our children’s mental health and #TalkAboutIt.
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CATCH is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides educational programming, peer support and access to resources regarding mental health. CATCH is not a mental health care provider and the information and support it provides does not represent or should not be seen as treatment or therapeutic intervention. Lists of, and details about, mental health professionals provided by CATCH are for informational purposes only. CATCH is not responsible for the results of any communication or therapy with a listed provider.