US Schools’ Screening Students For Mental Health Issues Varies Widely

Kaiser Health News (9/13, Gold) reports, “Schools do not all screen students for mental health issues, and the practice varies widely” depending upon states. But even when children are screened, “many areas lack the community-based mental health treatment options that would be needed to help them.”

Despite the fact that two years ago, “the federal government announced $48 million in new grants to support teachers, schools and communities in recognizing and responding to mental health issues,” mental health issues “continue to go unidentified and untreated” in many school-age kids.

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— “Parents Often Battle To Get Their Children Mental Health Services At School,” Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News, September 13, 2016.

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