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Anderson New Tech Students Create New Mental Health Policy

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Anderson New Tech students - Alex Mosteller, Ross Jacoby, Rebecca Penecom, Cole Arlandson - created an Adolescent Mental Health policy for their Project Citizen assignment.

Anderson New Tech students created an Adolescent Mental Health policy for their Project Citizen assignment.

A group of Anderson New Tech students have created a proposal for youth mental health policy that would allow teenagers to attend up to three sessions with a therapist without parental notification.

If the teenagers met certain criteria, they could continue to see the therapist without parental notification after the first three visits.

“Our focus on this subject stemmed from personal experiences with mental health issues and wanting to improve the mental health system,” said Rebecca Peconom, a member of the group.

Read their full policy and tell us what you think!  Do kids need this safety net in case problems at home are causing mental health issues?

 

 

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