Est. time: 9 min

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 20% of American children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness during a given year. Furthermore, nearly 5 million American children and adolescents suffer from a serious mental illness (one that significantly interferes with their day-to-day life). Being informed about symptoms and early warning signs can lead to an intervention that can help reduce the severity of an illness or delay or prevent a major mental illness altogether. In this tutorial, you will learn the following: Consequences of Untreated Mental Disorders; Types of Mental Illness; Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness; Intervention; and Treatment.