Supporting students:
What’s next for mental health

Camilla Forte/The Hechinger Report

Even before the pandemic began, more than 1 in 3 high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. In many communities, those numbers have skyrocketed. But in some places, educators and others are experimenting with new ways to address students’ mental health needs — or reinvent old strategies. In this reporting collaborative, the Education Labs at, The Dallas Morning News, The Fresno Bee, The Post & Courier, and the Seattle Times partnered with The Christian Science Monitor, The Hechinger Report, and Solutions Journalism Network to produce this series of solutions-oriented stories.

Monitor stories
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