A crisis in adolescent mental health is forcing school districts to become more proactive in monitoring and providing services to support students in need.
Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among 10- to19-year-olds. What's more, instances of school violence, student self-harm, anxiety, and depression are on the rise.
Many schools are implementing curriculums that include social and emotional learning (SEL) to teach students skills they can use to moderate and manage their own behavior, treat others with understanding, and develop persistence and resilience in the face of personal challenges. Schools report that students who receive intervention exhibit less violence, bullying, and other risky behaviors.
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