ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Half of all lifetime cases of mental health begin before the age of 14.
That's why the NAMI Northern Illinois sponsored a presentation Wednesday night at the Cathedral of St. Peter called "Introduction to Children's Mental Illness. Mental health advocate Mary Gubbe Lee led the discussion about what children mental illnesses are and what evidence based treatments are needed
"Presentations like tonight, it just helps people understand a little bit more about what's happening," said NAMI Faithnet Reprsentative Mike Schultz. "So they're not afraid to ask. Because too often they have a negative stigma and would rather hide it than just bring it up."