There is a mental and behavioral health crisis facing our kids. Right now, one in five children is living with a serious mental illness and Wisconsin’s youth suicide rate remains significantly higher than most of the U.S. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among kids.
Our need for pediatric mental and behavioral health care is great and we know this crisis will have a lasting impact on the mental development, physical health and future well-being of our kids long into adulthood. We must act now.
A multifaceted approach to mental and behavioral health
With more than 2 million touchpoints every year, Children’s Wisconsin is committed to making sure kids get the mental and behavioral health care they need. Through awareness, education, advocacy and philanthropy, Shine Through brings to life the important work Children’s Wisconsin is doing to detect needs sooner, improve access to services and reduce the stigma around the illness.
Removing barriers to care
In more than 40 schools across the state, Children’s Wisconsin offers school-based mental health programs to get kids the help they need.
Without the support of generous individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations, Children’s Wisconsin would not be able to meet our commitment to improving mental and behavioral health access for Wisconsin’s kids.
Learn more about Shine Through and the work Children’s Wisconsin is doing to support the mental and behavioral health needs of children.