To maximize opportunities for healthy life trajectories it is crucial that children receive support to achieve strong mental health. The balance of behaviors, emotions and thoughts support children’s healthy brain development, and lifelong health.

Strong mental health promotes a positive outlook and enables us all to participate in life and accomplish our goals. It helps us realize our potential, cope with stress, work productively, enjoy strong relationships, and contribute to our communities. Investing in mental health fosters our shared prosperity and helps all of us achieve our full potential. It also helps us prevent, address and overcome related societal challenges, such as homelessness and involvement with the criminal justice system.

When we prioritize health and wellbeing, we help everyone reach their full potential and contribute to their communities. If we invest in systems to ensure all people are able to get the treatment they need, we will have a healthier, and stronger society.