Tag Archives: children

Why children’s mental health matters to your company’s bottom line

Mental illness affects one in five adults and costs U.S. employers upwards of $193 billion annually. Half of chronic mental illness begins before age 14; however, fewer than 20 percent of children with mental illness get the treatment they need. Yet cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory illnesses typically dominate healthcare conversations. That’s because for most people, mental health is not a watercooler conversation. It’s a stigma company leaders just don’t understand.

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Nonprofits take learning beyond the last bell

Kids playing the drums at Ailey Camp in Washington Heights

The new presidential administration and questions about funding for school, after school and summer learning programs have amplified the national conversation about how we instruct our children. While many focus on traditional school day programs, some experts say out-of-school programs are equally, if not more, important to the development of today’s youth. Children spend about 20 percent of their waking

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