Mental Health In Schools

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:30 AM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

"Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.

And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won't get them."
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"According to one model, every school should have one social worker for every 250 students. The reality is that in some schools, social workers are responsible for many more."

Click here to read more on npr.org.

 


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