Schools Could Play Role In Identifying Students With Mental Health Problems

NPR (8/31, Anderson, Cardoza) reports in the first part of its NPR Ed series on mental health in schools that “up to one in five kids living in the US shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.” What’s more, “nearly 80 percent who need mental health services won’t get them.” According to experts, “schools could play a role in identifying students with problems and helping them succeed.” Unfortunately, “many schools are not prepared” to take on this role.

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— “Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students,” MEG ANDERSON and KAVITHA CARDOZA, National Public Radio, August 31, 2016.

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