I was very excited to see this article in the "Florida Times Union" explaining the new Full Service Schools Plus program in the Duval county schools. “This program embeds a therapist in each of the 12 schools within the Ribault High School feeder pattern in northwest Jacksonville.
The effort aims to increase students’ access to mental-health services by reducing the barriers, such as transportation and demands on parental time, that sometimes prevent them from receiving help.”
Don’t we all need better access to mental-health services? When we accept that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that in order to have overall wellness we need to take care of the overall body, then we as a society will be moving toward more programs like this one.
This is a great start to reducing the stigma of mental illness and I am excited to see this happening in my area. And the goal for students, as Tessa Duvall who wrote the article states, “is healthier, happier children who are less likely to have behavior problems and more able to learn in class.”
Amen to that!
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