Education Department Addresses Youth Mental Health

$300 million is being invested into school mental health expansion.

The Department of Education has introduced two action steps it will be taking to address the mental health crisis affecting American students. First, they will disburse the $300 million allocated to them by Congress for the fiscal year 2022 to provide grant funding for mental health professionals and services in schools. Second, they have sent a letter to all state governors to highlight the federal resources they can take advantage of to address the issue on a state level. 

“In just 18 months, President Biden has invested unprecedented resources in addressing the mental health crisis and providing young people the supports, resources, and care they need,” the Education Department stated. “These actions build upon earlier investments and announcements designed to expand access to mental health services for youth and further President Biden’s Unity Agenda.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona to seek God’s direction as he heads the Education Department.
  • For education officials and administrators as they address the mental health of U.S. students.
  • For parents and families of children and youth who are suffering from mental health issues.

Sources: Department of Education


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