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Dougherty Cty, GA: Plan in the works to address student mental health needs

May 10, 2018, WTVM—Columbus, GA: Dougherty Co. School System creates plan for mental, behavioral problems http://www.wtvm.com/story/38164411/dougherty-co-school-system-creates-plan-for-mental-behavioral-problems Some students at Dougherty County schools could suffer from a critical mental health problem and not even know it. That's according to district leaders who believe it could be a leading cause of behavior issues at their schools. Right now, Dougherty County schools are creating a plan to address this issue before the next school year and they're taking their actions very seriously. "Studies are pretty clear on this, a child cannot learn and cannot focus to their full potential when they're grappling with things like mental health," said Dougherty County School System Spokesperson J.D. Sumner.

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