Education Department Addresses Student Mental Health

The federal department partnered with education officials to highlight the people and resources available.

The U.S. Department of Education, along with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), National Association of Counties (NACo), and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), jointly issued a statement addressing the issue of mental health challenges faced by students nationwide.

The officials stated, “Nationwide, students continue to struggle with mental health challenges. The pandemic’s unprecedented disruptions in their school and social lives exacerbated rates of depression, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness that were already on the rise.”

The statement continued, “Schools can be a gateway to crucial mental health services that may otherwise be inaccessible, and at the federal level, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has focused on two elements of success: people and resources.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Education Secretary Cardona as he partners with educational associations to address student mental health.
  • For God to give parents and caregivers discernment about students’ depression, anxiety, or sense of hopelessness.

Sources: Department of Education

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