Timely, supportive mental health services can rescue a student in crisis.
One California State University campus will begin sending mental health professionals to respond to crisis calls, instead of only police.
The goal is to increase diversity among mental health professionals and add counselors to underserved areas, supporters say
School-based health centers increase student attendance and can help identify and address physical and mental health challenges that would otherwise go untreated.
Santa Clarita district is replacing its counselors with social workers.
But California's Covid-related investments in school wellness programs may help
High school seniors share their struggles and triumphs, including a mental health website for kids.
Student-written bills aim to boost California college students' wellness and civic engagement.
As policymakers seek to curb the power of social media over kids, research is mixed about its impact, and many youths see its upside and downside.
Despite a funding windfall, California still lags near the bottom nationally in student-to-counselor ratio, although some districts improve.
Supportive relationships with adults in their lives can help youth weather pandemic-related stress and steer clear of abusive relationships.
To improve teaching and learning, schools and districts must weave together school and community resources more systematically.
More California schools are adding peer counseling programs as they find that by talking to each other, some students find relief from stress and anxiety.
An EdSource roundtable brought together diverse principals to discuss Covid, staff shortages and mental health — students', teachers' and their own.
More than 1 in 5 California students said they'd missed more than three days of school due to poor mental health. The survey focused on the pandemic's effects.