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February 13, 2020

Schools Are the Main Source of Student Mental Health Care. Are They Ready?

Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.

December 16, 2019

1 in 7 Students Report Having Seriously Considered Suicide, Survey Finds

The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.

October 17, 2019

Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show

Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 24, 2019

Should 'Mental Health Days' Be Excused Absences? These Students Think So.

A group of Oregon students is advocating for a bill that proposes adding "mental or behavioral health" to a list of reasons for excused school absences.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

January 17, 2019

Opioid Crisis: Online Course Teaches Educators How to Recognize, Respond to Addiction

An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.

December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 14, 2018

Watch: This High School Takes an Active Role in Suicide Prevention

Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.

August 21, 2018

Looking for Cyberbullies? Try Instagram

Teenagers are experiencing cyberbullying on Instagram more than any other social media platform, according to a study of 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom.

June 15, 2018

What Educators Need to Know About Suicide: Contagion, Complicated Grief, and Supportive Conversations

When a student is grieving a suicide death or when suicide is in the news, conversations with adults can be crucial, suicide prevention experts say.

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