Rogers Memorial Hospital is happy to report that it was one of the organizations that proudly participated in the Speak Up For Kids events held at the outset of the month.
Rogers clinicians brought children’s mental health awareness to the greater Milwaukee community, as part of the 600 events held nation wide as part of the Speak Up for Kids 2012 initiative.
“Stigma can cause many children to miss out on treatments that can help them bring lives and families back together,” said Rogers’ Lead Community Outreach specialist Mary Jo Wiegratz. “Though 15 million children in the United States have psychiatric and learning disorders, very few of them will be identified and get the help they need.”
According to the Speak up for Kids website:
More than 15 million children have a psychiatric or learning disorder in the United States alone, and less than half of them will ever get help. On average, it takes a parent two years to contact a mental health professional after troubling behaviors, emotions, or barriers to learning are first noticed. The stigma, lack of awareness, and misinformation surrounding most psychiatric and learning disorders prevent many parents and teachers from getting kids the care they need.
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