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Guest opinion: Rise in youth suicide needs joint effort from educators, health providers

Original post made on Apr 6, 2021

In an op-ed, the California School-Based Health Alliance executive director advocates for the passage of AB 563, introduced by Assemblyman Marc Berman, that would create an Office of School-Based Health Programs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 3, 2021, 11:09 AM

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Posted by Mountain View Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

Mountain View Resident is a registered user.

I think that this article is very informative about the conditions that so many young people are experiencing both at the moment due to the virus as well as in general with their lives and seeking to find both peace of heart and mind in our often distant and lonely world of the present and I think that increasing the number of the school-based mental health wellness centers is a very good means to begin to assist the many youth suffering with depression and other illnesses yet as Mother Teresa noted feeling unloved and alone and unwanted is the greatest disease of all. We must acknowledge that so many children and young adults as well as adults and the elderly feel just this sense of loneliness and meaningless in their own lives and so lose hope which is the most important part of our mental well-being and guides us through the difficult moments in our lives. I think we need to recognize that we exist through our relationships and friendships and authentic love and caring of our families and that we need to find a means to transcend the emptiness of the computer and culture and find true friendship and love and meaning in our common humanity and our bonds of caring for each other once again. (Thank you for reading such a long and wordy note.),

Posted by Sam
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

Sam is a registered user.

Unnecessary school closures cause a mental health crisis so the solution is to give schools money to mitigate the crisis. Typical California insanity.

Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Apr 6, 2021 at 5:18 pm

Randy Guelph is a registered user.

"unnecessary school closures" [citation needed]

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