Child & Adolescent Mental Health
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 6 US young people ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. In addition, 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14. Recognizing the signs of Mental Illness is important, and research supports that the earlier support is provided, the better the outcome. Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes that outside of a child's home, schools play a large role in recognizing the early signs of mental health disorders. LEISD recognizes the impact that Mental Wellness has on academic achievement. The mission of the LEISD Counseling Department is to be champions of wellness and success for each member of the FamiLE.