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20 Percent of Army Kids Will Need Mental Health Treatment |  DefenseNews

20 Percent of Army Kids Will Need Mental Health Treatment | DefenseNews

One in five Army kids will need mental health treatment within the first 15 to 16 years of their lives, said the Army’s director of psychological health.
But there continues to be a nationwide shortage of child psychologists and child psychiatrists, affecting not just the military community, but the civilian community at large. “We have a mismatch in what we need and what the nation can provide,” said Dr. Christopher Ivany, a doctor who is also chief of the Behavioral Health Division/Service Line Office of the Army Surgeon General.

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