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 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.