A Lehigh Valley school has embarked on a six-year plan to help kids with mental health issues while they’re in school, a novel approach surprisingly rare in public education
Yariann Galindo, a junior at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, knows he doesn’t have to go far these days to find a comfort zone.
“If I’m having a bad day, I can always stop by and visit room 220,” Galindo said.
Liberty High is taking an in-house approach to helping its students deal with the stressful life of teenagers. The Bethlehem Area School District is in year two of a six-year plan to have therapists and social workers staffed at the school. So far, the district has spent $700,000 for the ambitious plan to help students before they lash out or get too depressed …