Washoe Cty, NV: Survey: 63% of students have mental health issues

Nov 6, Education Drive (Washington, D.C. ): District takes steps to address student depression, suicide A recent report from the American Institutes for Research noted the benefits of continuously evaluating and assessing school mental health programs and partnerships to ensure that they are addressing the right issues. The document discusses surveys that can easily be administered among students to inform school leaders. A survey among middle and high school students in Washoe County (NV), for example, showed that 63% of students needed further assessment and services at school or in the community for issues such as depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts. The report also suggests ways for identifying resources