700+Indiana educators, community mental health providers and related professionals came together to plan school district implementation of mental health support at ISMHI’s 2nd Annual Educating the Whole Child Summit in 2020.

10 yearsOn average there is a 10 year delay between children first displaying symptoms of mental health problems and getting help.   (Khan, 2016)

16.5% childrenIn the USA 16.5% of children (7.7 million) have at least one mental health disorder. With individual states ranging from 7.6% (Hawaii) to 27.2% (Maine).   (Whitney & Peterson, 2019)


Khan L. (2016) Missed opportunities. A review of recent evidence into children and mental health. Centre for Mental Health. https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/missed-opportunities/

Whitney, D.G. & Peterson, M.D. (2019). US National and State-Level Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders and Disparities of Mental Health Care Use in Children. JAMA Pediatrics,173(4), 389–391. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.5399