Congress is working on legislation to address children's mental health crisis

Congress is working on legislation to address children's mental health crisis
Posted on Jun 01 2022
Washington Post: Health 202
Roughly 7 in 10 public schools are reporting a rise in students seeking mental health services since the beginning of the pandemic, according to new federal data. But just over half of all schools were able to effectively provide services to all students in need. The Biden administration proposal would allocate $1 billion to help double the number of school counselors, nurses and other workers in schools over the next decade. “Schools offer such a unique opportunity for early identification, prevention and intervention services for kids where they already are,” said Jennifer Snow, national director of government relations, policy and advocacy at NAMI.