Whether school doors reopen or remote learning continues, student progress will depend on how we support their emotional and mental health.
More teachers, education support professionals and administrators are urging lawmakers to address the crisis of unsafe behaviors in schools. “We need systems in place not only to help teachers who are fearful of reporting incidents of threats, and to ensure that they are protected and heard, but also to provide supports and treatment to the students who need help.”
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To help the millions of children across the U.S. who have a mental health condition, treatment gaps have to be closed.
With one in five children ages 13-18 living with a mental health condition, more schools are creating comprehensive, systemic programs to address the problem.