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Arkansas: "30,000 students receive counseling and treatment for mental illness through their school"

April 4, 2018, KHBS, Fort Smith, AR: Arkansas School Safety Commission talks mental health solution http://www.4029tv.com/article/arkansas-school-safety-commission-talks-mental-health-solution/19686426 Wednesday, committee members of the Schools Safety Commission were briefed on mental illness and how it impacts schools in Arkansas. Betsy Kindall, with the Department of Education, says nearly every school in Arkansas has mental health services for students. … Kindall told the committee more educators and staff in the state should be trained with "mental health cpr". "Identifying more students who may have a mental health disorder is key to student success and school safety," Kindall said. In Arkansas, about 30,000 students receive counseling and treatment for mental illness through their school.

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