Special Report

Student and Staff Mental Health: Emerging From COVID’s Crisis

March 2, 2022
Image of student managing obstacles.
Kasla Bogdańska for Education Week
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened long-standing mental health challenges for students and staff alike, while highlighting the inequity in resources to deal with those problems. Recovery will be a years-long process and school leaders will need to find innovative solutions.

This special report looks at shortages in school mental health professionals, the pandemic’s impact on teachers, principals, and other adults, the profound risk it has posed to the mental health of younger children, how students are supporting each other through all this, and creative ways of responding to the pandemic’s social and emotional challenges.

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