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As schools reopen, prioritizing student mental health can prevent ‘twin-demic’

Scott Poland, K-12 Dive |

To prevent a “twin-demic” of self-harm and suicide, schools will need to be more proactive in their outreach to students and take steps to improve their students’ mental health and wellbeing. As more schools across the country begin to reopen for in-person learning, it’s critical that schools put equal focus on ensuring students are as mentally healthy as they are physically.

Scott Poland

Dr. Scott Poland is a professor at the College of Psychology and director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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