NBC Los Angeles: LA County to Expand Mental Health Support for Students

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to expand mental health support for students returning to school.

Supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger co-authored a motion calling for more student services and training for teachers to recognize mental health problems.

“Before COVID-19, one in five children had a diagnosed mental health disorder and with the pandemic these behavioral challenges have only increased and intensified,” Solis said.

“For many students, our schools were the first line of mental health support and due to necessary closures to safeguard our public health many went without this invaluable resource for their mental health.”

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