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LA schools address mental health needs

Aug 23, 2017, Los Angeles Daily News: From lice to mental health, here’s what LAUSD parents need to know as school year begins http://www.dailynews.com/health/20170823/from-lice-to-mental-health-heres-what-lausd-parents-need-to-know-as-school-year-begins Another health concern that’s gotten more attention in recent years is mental health, Uyeda said. More people are feeling free to talk about the stress and pressure of everyday life, she said. “There’s an openness to acknowledge that a student that’s suffering from perhaps depression or anxiety or trauma in general is not going to learn,” she said. The district addresses mental health with a variety of means, including mental health clinics throughout the school district, psychiatric social workers and counselors at schools and even individual counseling if needed, she said.