Kids’ Mental Health Can Decline in the Summer. What Schools Can Do to Help.

Students’ mental health issues don’t disappear during the summer. Sometimes they get worse.

Without the structure and routine of a school day or access to counselors, some students may be at risk of regression.

That risk of worsening health problems is especially concerning as research points to the toll the pandemic took on children’s mental health: growing numbers of children ages 3 to 17 are suffering from anxiety and depression, which may manifest as behavior problems.

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