Archive for Thursday, May 6, 2010

Letters: Mental issues deserve attention

May 6, 2010

To the editor:

With May 2-8 designated as National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, PACES emphasizes that awareness of emotional and behavioral issues and early treatment can help kids live productive lives. PACES is part of Wyandotte County’s designated community mental health center and provides services for children, adolescents and their families.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, at least one in five children and adolescents has a mental health disorder. It’s important that children and adolescents with mental health issues get help as soon as possible.

Parents or teachers may detect a variety of warning signs that could point to emotional and behavioral health problems kids are experiencing. If these problems persist and begin to disrupt daily functioning in the home, school or community, families should discuss this with their support systems or seek professional help.

For more information, visit or call (913) 563-6500.


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