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When schools fail our children: America’s education system needs to put more focus on mental health

Salon – Deana Farmer and Ann DiGirolamo

“Students across the country have stepped into their classrooms, filled with excitement to start a new year. In many cases, though, students also bring physical, social and emotional concerns. For some students, these concerns are normal back-to-school jitters that will not affect their schoolwork. For others, these worries profoundly detract from their ability to learn. One in five children in the United States has a diagnosable mental health disorder, but only 21 percent of those children needing mental health services receive care.”(more)

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