The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health (RTC) and Harris Interactive would like to announce the release of new national research. We anticipate future analysis of this data, and will keep you informed of any new developments from the RTC.
Approximately one in ten American children and youth experience a behavioral, emotional, or mental health disorder that could be identified and treated. Stigma associated with mental illness can dissuade young people and their families from seeking help. Staff at the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health at Portland State University collaborated with the polling firm, Harris Interactive, to produce two surveys focusing on perceptions of mental health difficulties and the associated stigma among children and youth aged 8-18. A nationally representative sample of more than 1,300 U.S. children and teenagers responded to one survey, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive® this June. An additional survey, conducted by Harris Interactive® in August, gathered similar information from more than 3,600 adults.
FULL PRESS RELEASE from Harris Interactive