WVU in the News: Mental health support coming to three W.Va. county school systems

The coronavirus pandemic forced millions of students around the globe into remote and virtual learning. But studies now show that it has caused significant, negative impacts on students’ mental well-being.

Three county school systems in West Virginia and their education partners are receiving hundreds of thousands of federal dollars this year, and every year over the next five years to tackle the mental health needs of their K-12 students.

Multiple partners, including the West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) Office of Student Support and Well-Being, Marshall University’s Center of Excellence for Recovery, West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health, WVU Prevention Research Center and others, will collaborate to provide support to the designated local education partners (LEA) in Fayette, Logan and Wirt counties.

Read the full story from WV Public Broadcasting.