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(Micronesia) Increasing mental issues in schools

Feb 6, 2018, (Micronesia) Marianas Variety: BOE Chair encourages counselors to be vigilant about students’ mental health http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/102033-boe-chair-encourages-counselors-to-be-vigilant-about-students-mental-health TO recognize their hard work in creating a better academic life for students, the Board of Education and the Public School System signed a proclamation designating Feb. 5 to 9, 2018 as Counselors Week. BOE chair MaryLou Ada said one of the key jobs counselors have is that of mentoring students in all aspects of their lives. With the increasing number of mental issues in the CNMI, Ada said, it is not something that the counselors should take lightly. “If you see a student that shows signs of going over the deep end, try to work it out and get them on the right path before we refer them to the mental health division to get further help and medication to get them on track,” she said.