"75% or all mental disorders have their onset by the age of 25. The peak period of onset for depression, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder and personality disorder occurs in adolescence. These findings logically lead to calls for safe interventions as early as possible in the course of the mental illness to avoid the direct and indirect damage to young lives caused by mental disorders. The first step to intervention is, however, identification and access. Despite acknowledgement of the urgent need for effective early intervention of mental disorders in youth, less than 20% of children and adolescents who need mental health care receive services. This means that there are millions of children falling through the cracks. Large-scale efforts are needed to flip these statistics beginning with integrated and coordinated efforts for early identification and assessment."