STATES CHRONICLE – Many healthcare organizations are currently doing their best to address the mental health issues which have taken their toll on many educational institutes across the United States.
Children nowadays have a hard time trying to find a purpose, or at least something that will motivate them, but along this journey they often face obstacles that affect them to a certain extent.
In this context, some teenagers end up with mental health conditions that affect their social intelligence. Others would rather stay home than going to school, because every adult expects them to have great results. That is why such children are tormented by the fear of disappointment.
According to the latest statistics, one in five kids across the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder, and just 21 percent of these kids receive the health care they need.
Also, some parents are desperate because their children have suicidal thoughts. Therefore, skilled therapists play a major role in helping these children understand that life is something you have to cherish, not throw away.
Children need to be understood and when they are ignored and not given credit by anyone around them, these kids start feeling alone, so they isolate themselves from a world they begin to despise unconsciously.
Experts stress that jobs should not be focused just on academics, but also on a different type of guidance that aims to improve the pupil’s ability to learn, engage, and focus. Based on recent findings, a high percentage of students who face mental health issues and emotional disturbance drop out of high school.
Worse, socioeconomic and racial disparities still exist. Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act has allocated many funds to encourage the development of health partnerships and centers in school communities, and the results have already started to show up.
Such programs come with various incentives for children including fewer disciplines, a higher academic performance, increased attendance, better school climate, and fewer disruptions during classes.
In addition, around 1,000 students receive help every month thanks to the Georgia Apex Program which focuses on increasing mental health services in schools.
This program has provided an impressive sum of $9.5 million to introduce therapists in many schools throughout the state. More precisely, over 130 schools across the U.S. are currently receiving funds to address mental health needs and other issues concerning the well-being of students.