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If Americans really cared about students' mental health, these school ratios would be very different

from The Washington Post

Grief counselors are always made available to help students when there is a traumatic event at a school, such as the recent event, when a gunman entered a Florida high school and fired a military-style assault weapon, killing 17 people. While health experts say counseling after a tragedy is vital, too many schools don't have anywhere near enough health professionals to help students before the catastrophes. Consider: In U.S. public schools today, it's estimated there is one school psychologist for every 1,381 students. The National Association of School Psychologists recommends one psychologist for every 500 to 700 students (which itself makes very busy work days for psychologists). Let's turn to school counselors. more


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