The Child Mind Institute has released its 2016 Children’s Mental Health Report. Mental health disorders are the most common health issues faced by our nation’s school-aged children. One in five children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder, and 80% of chronic mental disorders begin in childhood. There is an urgent need to identify the signs of these conditions early in life if children are to get the care and support they need to thrive.  The report examines: Negative effects (suspension, dropout) of mental health disorders in school;  Early intervention and prevention programs; and School-wide behavior plans and targeted interventions.  Schools present an important opportunity for recognizing early signs of mental health problems in children.