Wed. Jun 7th, 2023

The occasion was hosted by MCPS Tuesday night time. The main focus was on psychological well being of scholars, significantly from communities of shade.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Psychological well being took heart stage at an occasion referred to as Your Story Issues on Tuesday night time.

“Our college students have been crying out for social-emotional assist and psychological well being assist, and this is likely one of the methods we try to satisfy the wants of the neighborhood,” stated Natasha Davis Bolden. 

Bolden is the Govt Director of the Workplace of College Assist and Effectively Being. 

Throughout the nation, 70% of public colleges reported that, as of April, extra college students are in search of psychological well being providers, than earlier than the beginning of the pandemic. That’s in keeping with the Institute of Training Sciences. 

Bolden informed WUSA9 that Montgomery County Colleges has elevated the variety of social employees and psychologists in colleges. 

The occasion was hosted by Montgomery County Public Colleges. It was held at Richard Montgomery Excessive College in Rockville, Maryland.

In the course of the occasion, they’d cubicles for folks to take a look at completely different psychological well being assets which might be obtainable. In addition they had panel discussions and performed movies of among the college students sharing their tales. 

“All of us include a narrative and each single a kind of tales matter,” stated Bolden.

Tracy Martin attended the occasion. Her daughter attends Travilah Elementary College in Potomac. She informed WUSA9 that psychological well being must be each mum or dad’s focus proper now.

“These are those that we hear about which might be struggling in silence however they’re appearing out as a result of they do not know how you can get assist,” stated Martin.

She informed WUSA9 she thought the occasion was a terrific begin. 

“There have been lots of people there who appeared actually so I feel it is a begin of one thing new and one thing that is desperately wanted,” stated Martin.

Organizers informed WUSA9 that that is the second occasion of this nature that they’ve held, and that they are planning to carry one other within the spring.

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