The Impact of Schools on Mental Health: An Obermann Conversation

This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH

Presenters: Allison Bruhn, Executive Director, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health; Maithreyi Gopalan, Assistant Professor, Education & Public Policy, Penn State University; Lindsey Schluckebier, Curriculum Coordinator: K-12 Counseling & Health, Iowa City Community Schools; Shannon Lea Watkins, Assistant Professor, Community & Behavioral Health.

Schools play a crucial role in young people's mental health, something that became extremely clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC, in 2021, 37% of high school students reported they experienced poor mental health, and 44% reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year. Schools provide connectedness to mentors, friends, and services. At the same time, they can also be sites of difficulty in the form of bullying or stress from learning obstacles. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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