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CDC Issues Major Report on Mental Illness Prevalence in Youth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a comprehensive report on the mental health of children over a seven-year period beginning in 2005, reports that 1 in 5 youngsters has a mental illness. The most prevalent mental illnesses among youth aged 3 to 17 were ADHD (6.8%), conduct disorders (3.5%), anxiety (3.0%), depression (2.1%), and autism spectrum disorder …

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Reading REWARDS at Jerry Zucker

LMC had the opportunity to work with students at Jerry Zucker Middle School thanks to a generous grant from the Exchange Club of Charleston. REWARDS is a program targeting middle school students who are not able to read grade level textbooks. They have mastered 1st and 2nd grade reading skills, but are slow readers and/or have trouble with multi-syllabic words. …

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