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NPR Story on Mental Illness in Schools - Part 1

NPR article describes prevalence of mental illness in school age students as a hidden crisis. As I talk about in my book, addressing this crisis will allow early intervention that research is showing is key to better management of teenage onset mental illness and critical to reducing high school drop-out rates. This article, by Meg Anderson and Kavitha Cardoza, describes the shocking prevalence of mental illness in school-age youth and the role parents, teachers and other school and mental health professionals could play in providing wrap-around services to help struggling youth. Adequate funding is a major barrier.