May 15, 2019, Lincoln, NE, 1011NOW: In-school mental health program in Southeast Nebraska https://www.1011now.com/content/news/In-school-mental-health-program-in-southeast-Nebraska--509978681.html One in five students ages 14 to 19 will experience a serious mental health issue. The problem is they usually wait at least 10 years to even address the issue according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Educational Service Unit Five, located in southeast Nebraska, is taking mental health matters into its own hands. The 400 students that attend Tri-County Public School have access to a mental health program that does not interrupt their school day. … According to McNally, the program is a different type of therapy. The focus is to meet kids where they're at and not pull them out of school to go to appointments. ... The program reaches kids Pre-K through 12th grade with all types of backgrounds. … The program is currently in 7 of the 10 ESU 5 school districts and it's expanding to an 8th next year. …
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.