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An estimated 109,000 children and youth, birth to age 21, in Minnesota need treatment for serious emotional disturbances. In some cases, without intervention as an infant, when the child is 2 years old they may have trouble connecting with parents and peers. Web image

Mental health care impacts even the very young child

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It’s a safe bet that the mental image most people have of mental illness doesn’t include a third-grader or a baby.   But identifying and treating mental illness in the very young child is a growing need that’s being met in west central Minnesota by public and private agencies.


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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750