When you whole life has been lived under the oppressive nanny-state of Mike Bloomberg, it’s a wonder only 20% of kids in New York suffer from mental illness. Constantly bombarded with the politics of fear can do this to kids. It’s a form of child abuse.
More than 145,000 city children — roughly one in five — between 6 and 12 struggle with mental illness or other emotional woes, a new study has found.
The city Health Department’s analysis shows that 6 percent of kids in that age range have been diagnosed with ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other behavioral problems. That’s 44,000 children.
A survey of parents also reveals that 14 percent of undiagnosed kids — about 101,000 children in that age group — “have difficulties with emotions, concentration, behavior or getting along with others.”
Furthermore, it’s likely that the severity of mental-health problems among youngsters is even worse than indicated. Survey limitations don’t capture the full extent of the problem, officials said.
Maybe instead of spending a fortune trying to disarm Americas Bloomberg should fund a study to see why kids in his city are going nuts at such a young age.