Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin Did you know that 20% of children between the ages of 3-17 will experience a behavioral health challenge? The CDC estimates that only 21% of those children will receive treatment. That means that 80% of kids (roughly 12 million) do not receive treatment. Without treatment, there is an increased risk of failure at school, contact with the criminal justice system, and even suicideUse this calendar for the month of May to help talk to the children in your life about mental illness. Speak Up. Break the Silence. End the Stigma.