Helping Students with Personal Problems in School

784 WordsFeb 22, 20183 Pages
Many people fear talking about their personal problems, but consider this, if schools provided programs and help for students to assist them with these issues, would anything really change? Statistics show that only 2% of the health budgets being used in schools are used towards mental health issues. (Judge David L.) The lack of effort schools put into helping students suffering with a mental illness is causing drop out rates to be at a point where they shouldn’t be. Students and parents feel at risk when they or their child does not receive proper help. Approximately 45% of high school students suffering with widespread problem are dropping out of high school. (U.S. Department of Education) Reason being because dealing with a mental illness is causing students to loose their care of nearly everything. Not only does living with a illness burden you, but it also burdens your grades and even the people you surround yourself with. That is when numerous drug and alcohol problems come in place and can cause many drastic changes in situations at home or even at school. So, how can they fix this? That is the question many ask, but do not yet know the answers to. To begin, the amount of programs being provided for students in need of help is very limited. Many people would think a guidance councilor, teacher, or trusting adult would be able to guide students with their recovery plans, but many of the councilors at school aren’t certified to do so. Surely one could give the
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