The Mental Health Access Gap in Bay Area Middle Schools


by : 
Julia M.


Mental health crises have increased in youth, causing them to suffer at higher rates. Accessing mental health care is an expensive endeavor that is not affordable for all families, causing many children to rely on their school’s free resources. However, in many cases, students are unaware of these resources or how to utilize them. The way to address this issue is to publicize the schools’ services to increase student awareness.