"We want to call attention to children's mental health awareness in our communities," said Sharon DeBerry, project coordinator for commUNITYcares.
"These issues are in every city, town and community in our state."
More than 36,000 youths in Mississippi, she
said, suffer from some type of mental health illness, part of the more than 4.5 million youth combating mental health issues nationwide.
With two-thirds of those youths going untreated, DeBerry
said their agency strives to raise awareness about treatment options.
"We are trying so hard to reduce the stigma of mental health problems," she