All school districts that serve 7th through 12th graders will now have to adopt suicide prevention policies, under a bill signed into law by Governor
Brown. Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent, Louise Johnson, believes she’s among districts that have likely already met the new requirement, through a number of initiatives. That includes creating a new position that’s called Intervention Specialist, which links students to counselling. She also says she’s already seeing a reduction of anxiety from the earlier school start time that went into effect this fall…
Johnson also believes the large amount of time students devote to social media also had some harmful impacts..
Johnson says many teens also have over-scheduled lifestyles. Meanwhile, she says school districts will get updated information on students’ mental states, after results of the next California Healthy Kids survey are released.