What is commUNITY cares?

commUNITY cares is an initiative that provides services to children and youth 10-18 years old who have serious emotional problems and substance misuse issues in Forrest, Lamar and Marion counties. This approach to services, recognizes the importance of family, school and community, and seeks to promote the full potential of every child and youth by addressing their physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and social needs.

 

 

 

Did you know ...

Suicide ranks ____ as a cause of death among young people (15-24).
  • Fifth
  • Third
  • Tenth
  • First
How many children have a diagnosable mental disorder?
  • 1 in 1,000
  • 1 in 1,000,000
  • 1 IN 5
  • None
True or False. The rate of suspension and expulsion of children and youth in elementary school with mental health problems are three times higher than their peers.
  • True
  • False
Despite the prevalence of mental disorders in the nation’s children, ____ of children aged 6 to 17 with mental disorders do not receive mental health care.
  • 8%
  • 10%
  • 55%
  • 79%
90% of children who commit ___________ have a mental disorder, according to the Surgeon General.
  • Robberies
  • Suicide
  • Murder
  • Aggravated Assault
_____ of children and youth in the child welfare system have mental health problems.
  • 25%
  • 18%
  • 50%
  • 5%
85% of children and youth in need of ____________ in the child welfare system do not receive them.
  • Monetary support
  • Mental health services
  • Family support
  • A and B
Nearly 67% of boys and 70% of girls in juvenile detention centers have ___________.
  • A previous record
  • Benn bullied
  • Been abused
  • A psychiatric disorder
Medicaid accounts for more than ________ of coverage of all mental health care spending.
  • 35%
  • 100%
  • 5%
  • 20%
Between ___ and ___percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments and supports.
  • 70 and 90
  • 10 and 20
  • 50 and 60
  • 50 and 70
True of False. 79% of children with private health insurance and 73% with public health insurance have all mental health needs met.
  • True
  • False
According to the World Health Organization by 2020, _____________ will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children.
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Heart attacks
  • major depressive illness
  • All of the above
____ of children who use mental health services also have a substance abuse disorder.
  • 12%
  • 5%
  • 43%
  • 1%
Latino youth have the highest rate of ______.
  • Suicide
  • Heart attacks
  • Car accidents
  • Strokes
True of False. Less than 10%of the over 1.4 million youth between 12 through 17 years of age who needed substance abuse treatment in 2004 received specialty facility-based substance abuse treatment.
  • True
  • False