Student Mental Health Research & Resources
A new Research & Insights report and corresponding educator resource

The pandemic has had detrimental effects on children’s mental wellness, both in terms of adding new challenges and worsening existing ones. Educators estimate that more than half (53 percent) of the students they serve are struggling with their mental health. Seventy-two percent of educators say the pandemic has introduced new mental health challenges among students and 65% say it has exacerbated existing mental health challenges.

Read the full Research & Insights report and download our new educator resource, Taking Care: An Educator to Healthy Habits for Student Emotional Wellness.

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