Can Strong Communities Build Resilience in Military Children?
Research presented at the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting suggests that the number of mental-health diagnoses among children with parents in the military has increased in the past decade. Other research suggests that coordinated medical care and specific social supports might help all children thrive.
Mental Illness Across the Ages
Unlike most disabling physical illnesses, mental illness begins very early in life, with half of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14. Advances in neuroscience and related fields have produced evidence-based treatment options, but there remain serious gaps in access by those most in need across all ages.