As some of you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As such, we are working hard to increase awareness, understanding, and support of children with mental health conditions. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have (or will have) a serious mental illness. Some of the most common mental health conditions among adolescents include anxiety and depression. See the attached resource regarding the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and recommendations for responding. If you have concerns about your child’s mental health, please don’t hesitate to contact his or her school counselor or school psychologist. Our counselors and psychologists are available to help and more than willing to connect families with community resources.