The Mental Health Crisis In Our Schools


Our public schools are struggling to handle millions of students with mental health problems. Here’s why. A mental health disorder is a condition that disrupts a person’s mood, thought or behavior, often for a long period of time. When a child is struggling, it is harder to learn.

From parents to principals to teachers to the lunch staff: Everyone helps create a safe, caring environment. A place where mental health problems aren’t stigmatized. Everyone watches for warning signs in a child — such as changes in mood, headaches, slipping grades and missing class. To read more from NPR, click here.