Children & Mental Illness

grabOne in five Virginia children suffer from mental disorders—and in about half of those cases, it’s so severe that it’s disruptive to the home and school life. And while incidents like Sandy Hook and the Virginia Tech shootings have brought more attention to the issue, parents of children with these disorders say it should NOT take another tragedy for government officials to finally respond to their calls for additional help.  Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil talked with one of those parents, who tells her story.

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