Students far more likely to seek mental health treatment at school if at all, US report says, putting schools in underfunded situation

One of the underlying causes of chronic student absenteeism is a mental health crisis. A recent study makes recommendations which include early warning systems in schools and reintegration plans after prolonged absences. ” 1. Have a thorough plan for reintegrating students back into school life following a mental health-related leave of absence;2. Create “early warning” systems through trainings and partnerships that help school staff identify students in need;” Read full article