Student Mental Health: Helping a Generation Cope With COVID-19’s Fallout
To gauge COVID-19's impact on the mental-health needs of students, the EdWeek Research Center surveyed students and educators in grades 9 through 12 on both the supports and challenges posed by the pandemic. More broadly, Education Week reporters examined how the pandemic is likely to affect student mental-health in the long term; how counselors and mental-health professionals are using technology to connect with students in new and unique ways; and the additional challenges the pandemic poses for especially vulnerable groups of students, including students of color and those in the LGBTQ community.
Separately, Education Week Opinion turned to students and educators to help us understand what’s at stake for young people’s mental and emotional well-being. We hope you’ll share your thoughts on what they have to say, as well as your experiences during this pandemic year by using #K12MentalHealth.
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Coverage of social and emotional learning for this opinion project is supported in part by a grant from the NoVo Foundation, at www.novofoundation.org.
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