Child Mental Health

North Carolina’s children are in crisis. We need to meet them with support where they are – at school.

Long before pandemic school closures, we saw alarming trends in measures of young people’s mental health. Suicide is now the leading cause of death among youth ages 10-14 in our state.

It’s time to get struggling kids back to health by putting the resources in place where they spend most of their time – at school. It’s essential that kids in crisis get effective support from trained professionals who can partner with parents to get kids the support they need.

Dial 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Get Involved

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Take Action

You can make a difference! Ask legislators to ensure kids have access to mental health professionals in schools.

Fact Sheet

School mental health professionals and the child mental health crisis


2023 North Carolina Child Health Report Card. Special focus on child mental health

More Resources from Our Partners

2022 KIDSCOUNT Data Book
Data on youth suicide from the NC Department of Health and Human Services
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Child Fatality Task Force Annual Report 2022
Declaration of a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health