You Have the Power! Lace up your sneakers to bring real hope to children with mental health issues by running or walking in Community Health Resources (CHR) 8th Annual FrostBite 5K in Enfield, Connecticut on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
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CHR is the most comprehensive provider of substance abuse, mental health, child welfare and supportive housing services in Connecticut, serving more than 17,000 individuals.
Did you know?
• Four million children and adolescents in the U.S. suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at home, at school and with peers.
• Suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth ages 15 to 24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
With the right help, people can, and do, live happier, healthier lives.
• Research shows that early identification and intervention can minimize the long-term impact of mental disorders.
• Mental health treatment enables children and adolescents to succeed in school, to develop socially and to fully experience the joys of childhood.
Visit our website at www.chrhealth.org to learn more.