Education Department Invests in Student Mental Health

 Funding will increase access to school-based services for high-need districts.

The Department of Education recently announced that $188 million will be awarded to 170 school districts to increase student access to mental health services. The Centers for Disease Control reported in 2021 that nearly half of all American students felt persistently sad or hopeless, a record high for student depression and anxiety. The Education Department hopes these funds can help high-need districts provide vital mental health resources to their students.

“As the President outlined in his State of the Union address, we must do more to tackle our nation’s growing mental health crisis, which is particularly acute among our youth,” said Domestic Policy Advisor to the President Susan Rice. “These new awards will help connect more students in need to school-based mental health services now and ensure a pipeline of trained professionals to support students in the future.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden and his advisers as they invest in mental health programs for schools.
  • For Secretary Miguel Cardona and other Education Department officials as they allot funding to the districts.

Sources: Department of Education


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