La Salud Mental de los Niños en el siglo XXI – un barómetro que no podemos ignorar
We are supposed to be a First World Country, whatever that means, with all its offensive undertones, and yet our children continue to suffer the consequences. The UK is still woefully poor when it comes to meeting child welfare standards across the board (think UN targets and embarrassing results in the tackling of child poverty) and it seems that our children’s mental health is now taking a whack.
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) estimates that 80,000 children in the UK are now suffering with depression, and that children as young as five are suffering with the condition.
- 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 – 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – that is around three children in every class (1).
- Between 1 in…
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