What is a Comprehensive School Counseling Program?

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  • 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness.
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin be age 14 and 75% by age 24.
  • The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years.
  • Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
  • In 2011, suicide became the second leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24 in the U.S.

Click on this link for more information on mental health from the Iowa Department of Education.