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

NPR – Meg Anderson and Kavitha Cardoza

“Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. show 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. Whether treated or not, they do go to school. And, the problems these children face can play a big role in the major problems found in schools: chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior and dropping out.”(more)

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