Despite an influx of COVID-19 relief money, school districts across the country have struggled to staff up to address students’ mental health needs that have only grown since the pandemic hit. The Biden administration says it is prioritizing the youth mental health crisis.An alarming number of LGBTQ students face harassment at school and report feeling depressed and hopeless, according to newly released survey results.

. How can clinicians support both youth and their families in managing and recovering from crisis?. The Baltimore public school district stood up a new team of professionals in the school system to help students tackle mental health issues.

. Arizona’s student-to-counselor ratio is 716-to-1. Here’s how Arizona fails to deliver mental health help for student population. Districts have hired social workers and purchased new curriculums, but students’ needs are immense, and the pandemic-roiled labor market limits efforts to hire.

CECILIA, Ky. (AP) — For fourth-grader Leah Rainey, the school day now begins with what her teacher calls an “emotional check-in.” “It’s great to see you. How are you feeling?” chirps a cheery voice on her laptop screen.CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.Many schools are working to plug vacancies, boost student attendance, and address student mental health and academic needs this fall.

Federal pandemic relief money should be used to improve access to mental health services for children, advocates say.Youth mental health is taking on more urgency for California policymakers as the pandemic enters its third year.As students’ mental health needs rise, so do educators’ demands for help.Schools have long struggled to hire enough psychologists, social workers, and counselors. The pandemic made the need even more urgent.

. In early 2022, Illinois joined a growing number of states where lawmakers and school leaders are trying to combat the ongoing student mental health crisis by granting days off for mental health nee. Schools have more money to hire mental health professionals, but are having trouble filling the jobs.Florida ranks 30th in youth mental health. Schools serve as a critical point of intervention, but there are staffing shortages.The pandemic has been tough, but the return to in-person schooling has also been emotionally difficult for Mary Norris’ 12-year-old daughter.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis among children and teens. Our Alliance for Children’s Mental Health assembled a panel of parents, healthcare experts, educators and students to discuss their concerns and possible solutions.D.C. Voices: D.C. schools ramped up mental health resources during the pandemic. How well do these services address student needs? – D.C. Policy Center. Poor mental health among teens in the United States was a concern before the Covid-19 pandemic, and major disruptions to school and social life since early 2020 have only exacerbated the situation.With the return to school comes the prevalence of colds and germs being shared in enclosed spaces. And as kids return to school across the nation, it’s important for those around them to remember that their mental health is as important as their physical health.

Heads of Department of Education, Health and Human Services, CDC answer questions from NEA and AFT Presidents. . Michigan schools are putting federal funding toward bettering the student mental health crisis. Here’s what you should know.Schools are contending with more crying, bullying and violence.The study finds that many schools feel ill-equipped to address the mental-health crisis among K–12 youth.