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Report: Md. children and youth continue to experience mental health challenges

September 27, 2022
mental health, brain, thinking

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.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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