May is Mental Health Month and May 5th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Did you know that 1 in 5 children suffer from some form of diagnosable mental health issue? Mental health illness is like any other disease, the earlier that it is diagnosed and treated the better the health outcomes for the child and family. There are many mental health illnesses that are diagnosable for children including; depression, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and suicide prevention. Treatment options for mental health conditions can include psychotherapies, medications and brain stimulation therapies. With early diagnosis and treatment mental health disorders are manageable, also the quality of your child’s life depends on it. Developmental and social-emotional or mental health screenings are a component of the Child and Teen Checkups screening.