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Local Educators Urge Congress to Increase Mental Health Support in Schools Amid Oversaturated Demand

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Legislators tackle urgent need for mental health professionals in schools

Members of the education community in Waterbury, CT gathered at Westside Middle School to discuss proposed federal legislation aimed at increasing the number of mental health professionals in schools. The current support staff is overwhelmed by the demand for mental health services, with only one full-time school certified psychologist for every 2,672 students and one certified school counselor for every 333 students from pre-K to 12th grade in Connecticut alone.

Advocates pointed out that across the state, there is only one full-time certified psychologist for every 494 students and one certified social worker for every 384 students. The news conference was scheduled to take place at Westside Middle School in Waterbury, with lawmakers like Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes arguing for the urgent need for the proposed legislation.

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