GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Consultants say social media, the pandemic and the on a regular basis stress of being a teen in America are creating a possible psychological well being disaster for youngsters.
The Hempfield Space College District is partnering up with a nationwide agency to assist mother and father and youngsters get the assistance they need and want.
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This system is known as Care Solace and Hempfield Space College District says the California-based firm received’t provide counseling however will act as a bridge between, as they name it, chaos to calm.
The newest numbers from the CDC paint a grim image on the subject of the psychological well being of teenagers. In 2019, roughly one in six teenagers reported making a suicide plan — an unbelievable enhance of 44 p.c in 10 years.
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Hempfield Space Faculties says the corporate’s specialty is the administration and group of duties numerous households in disaster don’t perceive or learn about.
“It may very well be a household of origin concern. Possibly of their household, it’s simply not snug or possibly the households aren’t even fairly positive what they want and so they don’t actually wish to undergo the college,” mentioned Dr. Lisa Maloney with the Hempfield Space College District.
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This system is being paid for by federal elementary and secondary faculty emergency reduction cash.