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Roadmap

Meet the Unprecedented Demand for Mental Health Care in Schools

This year, schools are expecting to see a surge in the number of students and staff requiring additional support for their mental health. The pandemic, extended quarantine, economic downturn, and ongoing civil unrest have increased rates of anxiety and depression across every demographic, compounding a nation-wide mental health crisis that plagued schools and communities long before the coronavirus arrived. With a chronic shortage of community providers across the country, responding to this crisis will fall largely to schools and districts. This guide presents a roadmap to improve outcomes for students while minimizing strain on district resources and budgets.

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This year, K-12 schools are expecting to see a surge in the number of students and staff requiring additional support for their mental health care. Follow the steps in this Roadmap to improve outcomes for students while minimizing strain on district resources and budgets.

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