Mental Health Resources in School
Most school attackers exhibited a history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts prior to the attack. More than half had a documented history of feeling extremely depressed or desperate. There is a growing consensus that to support the mental and emotional health of students and prevent violence, schools must have access to counselors, psychologists and social workers who can identify emerging problems and intervene immediately. It
is also important for school resource officers and deputies to recognize
indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence, and the emotional and behavioral manifestations of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).
PRESENTERS: Dr. Melissa Reeves and Ms. April Rhodes
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