Statistics show an alarmingly high percentage of children in the United States suffer from some kind of mental disorder. In an effort to help these youth at the local level, the St. Clair R-XIII School District is offering to train adults in “youth mental health first aid.”
Emily Goyea, employed by R-XIII since March as a social worker, is one of eight professionals in Franklin County qualified to train other adults and give them the basics of how to recognize symptoms of mental health issues in adolescents and how to deal with them before professional help can arrive.
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