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Mental Health in Schools

A weeklong series about youth access to mental health services in Idaho schools, funded by a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network. Over the series, Idaho Education News explores the ways some Idaho districts are helping students manage mental health and get connected to services, as well as the challenges COVID-19 posed for Idaho’s school-based mental health efforts.

Idaho’s approach to school mental health was already scattered. Then COVID hit.

Given a second chance at life, Idaho teen vows to help others

Nampa’s in-school therapy partnerships lead to measurable success

Cassia ‘Connect’ program aims to give every student access to immediate help

Lapwai addresses mental health by understanding a child’s personal story and culture

‘Normal teenage moodiness’ or suicide warning sign? Idaho parents share son’s story