The unthinkable Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy woke the nation up to the fact that more must be done to address mental health in communities across the country. Many have called on schools to play a bigger role, but schools cannot do this alone. They need support to better address the mental health needs of students. NAMI stands ready to help and calls for a commitment from schools in five key areas.
NAMI recognizes that schools will benefit greatly from receiving community support to better address the needs of students with emerging mental illness. The sooner that these students are accepted and linked with effective services and supports, the better. As this school year opens, NAMI stands ready to work with schools to ensure a brighter future for all youth.
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