Mental health problems and suicide rates have increased among adolescents and young adults over the past several years. This research brief shows that adolescent and young adult mental health is better in states that mandate more school mental health policies, including school-based mental health centers, professional development in suicide prevention, and social-emotional curricula.
mental health, adolescence, state policy
Education Policy | Psychiatric and Mental Health
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The authors thank Alexandra Punch for her feedback on previous versions of this brief.
Spera, Stephanie and Monnat, Shannon M., "Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health is Better in States that Mandate More School Mental Health Policies" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 81.
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