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Cape Cod, MA: Mental health problems among students "on the rise" (caused by trauma at home)

Oct 8, 2017, Cape Cod (MA) Times: Falmouth partnership aims to manage students’ mental health struggles http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20171008/falmouth-partnership-aims-to-manage-students-mental-health-struggles Mental health struggles among students in the Falmouth Public School District are on the rise, and those challenges are making it difficult for affected students to learn as they grapple with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and family lives in turmoil frequently due to opioid issues.We’ve seen a big increase in students not being able to come to school or stay in school for the day,” said Charles Jodoin, director of student services at Falmouth Public Schools. … “There is a lot of trauma-reactive behavior in younger students from witnessing domestic violence or other issues,” Jodoin said. It starts as early as preschool where teachers are finding the children are having difficulty exercising self control and end up disrupting the class....