Mental health services needed at schools

Friday, June 27, 2014

“If we do not make changes, then our past will determine our future, and we will continue to have school shootings.”

This statement was a part of my first testimony before Congress in March 1999, shortly before the massacre at Columbine High School (Colo.). My testimony focused on the need for increased mental health services for students in our schools.

I’ve been personally involved in providing direct on-site services in the aftermath of 13 school shootings, have consulted with school personnel after many other shootings, and have stayed abreast of the latest research and literature.

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