Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Children and youth from low-income households are at increased risk for mental health problems.

  • 21% of low-income children and youth ages 6 through 17 have mental health problems.
  • 57% of these low-income children and youth come from households with incomes at or below the federal poverty level.

Children’s Mental Health Facts for Polilcy Makers