386,700 of Georgia's middle and high school students completed this year's Georgia Student Health Survey, including questions about mental health. 157,321 reported they felt anxiety or fear that got in the way of their daily activities in the last 30 days. 73,000 reported that they had seriously considered harming themselves in the past 12 months.
To provide these children with the mental health supports they need, Georgia Appleseed promotes comprehensive School-Based Behavioral Health (SBBH) programs. Licensed mental health clinicians in SBBH programs make mental health services more accessible by caring for children at school where they spend most of their time and providing an array of services from universal mental health awareness to individualized clinical supports.
Visit our web page SchoolBasedBehavioralHealth.org to learn more and to read our latest behavioral health policy recommendations.