Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

A recent article from NPR highlights the grave problem facing millions of kids today:

You might call it a silent epidemic.

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.

Continue reading on and see the perspective of a teacher, counselor, parent with ideas on how to change this.

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