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Schools Silent on Mental Health Struggles: Why Starting School Late is Key to Improving Student Well-Being

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Educational institutions should prioritize students’ mental health by implementing more support services

In Ohio, schools are required to educate students on how to handle harmful social media posts. However, little is done to support those who silently struggle with mental health issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 42% of students experience persistent sadness or hopelessness, which impacts their behavior and well-being.

Schools often claim to care about their students, but true care requires a change in approach. One way to improve the well-being of students is by starting school at a later time. Research shows that as teenagers get older, they are getting less sleep, which impacts their mental health. By starting school later, students have the opportunity to get more rest, especially those involved in extracurricular activities or part-time jobs.

Aubrianna Spears from Jackson Township argues that schools need to focus more on the mental health of their students rather than solely focusing on visible signs of distress. By addressing the needs of those who are silently struggling with mental health challenges and making changes such as starting school at a later time, schools can improve the overall well-being of their students and help them thrive academically and emotionally.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsqwe.com, I am passionate about crafting engaging and informative articles that captivate our audience. With a background in journalism and a keen eye for detail, I strive to deliver content that is not only well-researched but also adds value to our readers' lives. From breaking news stories to in-depth features, I take pride in my ability to tell compelling stories that resonate with our diverse audience. When I'm not typing away at my keyboard, you can find me exploring new cafes, practicing yoga, or getting lost in a good book. I am thrilled to be a part of the newsqwe.com team and look forward to sharing my love for writing with all of our readers.

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