Irene Diane is excited for her senior year at Bowie High School, serving as president of the school’s student government association and future aspirations to attend college. But the 17-year-old Prince George’s County resident says mental health remains a challenge among her peers. One way to eliminate it: Maryland lawmakers should approve a statewide policy that mirrors legislation U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced last year on Capitol Hill that diverts federal money for police in schools and use it to hire more school counselors and pay for other student services.
Report: Md. children and youth continue to experience mental health challenges
September 27, 2022