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Boosting Mental Health to Create Bright Futures for California Youth

Bright futures depend on good mental health

Blue Shield of California's BlueSky program boosts access to mental health support for youth in two key ways:

1. Funding youth mental health school and community programs Learn more

2. Providing educational resources for parents and educators Learn more

Number 1


Mental illness is the number 1 reason California children are hospitalized


Children Now 2020, pg. 15

50 percent

of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14


World Health Organization

60 percent


of youth with major depression did not receive any mental health treatment in 2017-2018


Mental Health America, 2021 State of Mental Health in America report

601-1


student to California school counselor ratio


California Association of School Counselors