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Mental health services are needed in school districts

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A meeting is being held today with local education leaders to discuss the need for mental health services in schools following the COVID-19 pandemic.

While services were already needed before, they’re needed even more now. The pandemic has increased anxiety and depression by 25% according to the World Health Organization. According to News Channel 10, more than a third of high school students reported poor mental health. 44% of them said they felt persistently sad or hopeless.

A Public Schools in ACTION Webcast is being held Wednesday November 1 at noon. During the meeting panelists will discuss the mental and behavioral staff in all districts and how school staff are trained to support students.

The webcast is open to the public and can be viewed here.

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