Education Report Roundup

Survey Tracks Use of School-Based Mental-Health Services

By Vaishali Honawar — December 06, 2005 1 min read

“School Mental Health Services in the United States, 2002-2003" is available from the National Mental Health Information Center.

One-fifth of K-12 students receive some type of school-supported mental-health services during the school year, according to a national survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The survey covers a range of concerns, from relatively mild and common problems such as difficulty adjusting to a new school to more significant problems, such as bullying and psychiatric and developmental disorders.