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Mental Health For Young People In 2020: The School Solution

It is a well-known fact that young people in 2020 have had a lot to cope with and that there is more mental health awareness among American young people than ever before.  The pandemic has caused disruptions to daily routines, education, enrollment and many of the needs of our young people.

As educational consultants and facilitators of the health, education and wellbeing of our young people for over a decade, The School Solution works tirelessly to make sure that we help maintain the mental health of our young people. The educational consulting team knows from years of experience, that young people who are placed in the right school or program become psychologically safe and more readily available to learn, heal and grow.

Social distancing measures and home schooling have increased the numbers of young people suffering with depression and substance abuse.  In fact, Audrey Azoulay UNESCO Director-General has put out warnings that “the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled”.

Problems at home have ben exacerbated during this time of economic uncertainty and stress, which is having a huge impact on our young people. The full spectrum about the long-term mental health effects of large-scale disease outbreaks on children and adolescents is not fully known yet, but at the School Solution we know how important it is to support our children and adolescents facing all of issues related to the pandemic. There is a great need right now to monitor young people’s mental health status currently and over the long term. There are schools of thought that believe we should even study the impact of prolonged school closures, strict social distancing measures, and the pandemic itself, to learn from how it is affecting the wellbeing of children and adolescents.

Several years before the current pandemic, young people started reporting more and more feelings of being depressed and overwhelmed.  Right around 2014 The School Solution saw large increases in the number of young people who were seeking treatment for mental health issues. Studies show that as far back as 2010 the early signs of epidemic levels of anxiety, depression and suicide were reported among adolescents and young adults and yet they weren’t getting the help when they needed it.

So many families have come to The School Solution concerned as to whether or not their child needs treatment. If you are even questioning the possibility of issues regarding the mental health and wellbeing of your child, then now is the time to do something about it. The School Solution is here for you for the best assessment and intervention. There is no need to wait for it to be “bad” enough. If you are the parent of a depressed teen you may feel exhausted, frightened and hopeless, however it is not time to give up. There are so many options with unique therapeutic and educational approaches; somewhere there is a place for every child to succeed.

Mental Health For Young People In 2020:  You Have Options!

At The School Solution our consultation and placement services provide top-notch matches for families with young people who are struggling in the current academic environment. Our mission is helping the whole family unit in finding the best options, and let’s face it- families need support in many ways these days. While a wide variety of programs and schools exist for helping young people with mental health issues, finding the best environment to address individual needs can be daunting. Our specialty is in supporting families and it is the foundation of our success.

There are still options for young people, from Supportive Schools to Therapeutic Schools & Treatment Centers. With over a decade of contacts, relationships and connections in the field of therapeutic schools and treatment centers Karen Mabie and the team at The School Solution have spent much time on evaluating, understanding, remediating and trying to accommodate specific issues. In the therapeutic world, much time is spent on diagnosing, understanding, medicating and treating specific mental issues. Our role as educational consultants is to bridge the gap between the educational perspective and the therapeutic perspective. The professionals at The School Solution are here for you to successfully treat and help young people begin to desire to live life to the fullest!  Call us today for more information on Karen Mabie and what The School Solution can do for you in 2020.

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Our capable daughter was struggling in Middle School. We had tried neuropsychological testing, tutors and therapy to no avail. What was going on? Clearly she was frustrated.

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