@Wit’s End will be a first of its kind resource for the millions parents who struggle to find appropriate care for their child suffering from a mental illness.
Finding help for a child with a mental illness is challenging at best and heart breaking always. I conducted a national survey in which 87% of parents say “it is difficult or impossible to find appropriate care.” 17,100,000 children in the US have had or have a mental illness – that number represents 34,200,000 parents. Parents desperate to get their children help.
Did you know that only 1 in 5 children with a mental illness receives treatment? I want to change those unacceptable statistics; I want to do it before one more child ends up in prison, addicted or hurts themselves or someone else.
Read the new Children’s Mental Health Report from the Child Mind Institute here.
Currently @Wit’s End is solely funded by the founder’s credit cards, the energy of more than a dozen volunteers across the country and the hopes of millions
of parents. The site is still in its infancy and we need the support from people who care about this cause. Donate in honor of a child or parent you know is struggling with this issue.