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January 27, 2021

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Health is an important part of 4-H. After all, an entire H is devoted to it. Just like exercise and nutrition are a part of good health, mental health plays an important role in our daily living.

Studies show that 1 in 4 American adults is diagnosed with a mental disorder in his or her lifetime. This statistic is similar for teens with 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness.

20 % of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition

11% of youth have a mood disorder

10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder


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