July 1, 2019, The Hill: Tim Ryan calls for mental health counselor in every school as part of education plan https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/451147-tim-ryan-calls-for-mental-health-counselor-in-every-school-as-part-of Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) on Thursday called for mental health counselors to be assigned to all public schools as part of a broader public education plan. Shortly before his campaign rolled out his education plan, Ryan tweeted that every U.S. public school needs a mental health counselor on their premises. … Ryan's campaign said that, if elected president, his administration would aim to invest $50 billion in federal programs to aid public schools. … “Seventy-three percent of [school shooters] feel shamed, traumatized or bullied. We need to make sure that these kids feel connected to the school. That means a mental health counselor in every single school in the United States,” Ryan said. “We need to start playing offense. If our kids are so traumatized they are getting a gun and going into our schools, we’re doing something wrong, too, and we need reform around trauma-based care," he continued.
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