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The Second Pandemic: Averting a Children’s Mental Health Crisis

Dallas school braces for surge in returning students facing mental health challenges

After a year of isolation, fear and stress, many students are expected to struggle with returning to classrooms this fall. One Dallas school is trying to get ahead of the curve by training its teachers and staff to spot and help kids having trouble.

By Bekah McNeel, The 74
Ruby Ramirez is a Dallas ISD principal trying to get ahead of a rising tide of mental health challenges among the students on her campus. A quarter of her staff is trained in Mental Health First Aid.  Photo courtesy of DISD.

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