Unique mental health needs of BIPOC studentsThere are established social determinants of mental health.
In schools, BIPOC students are less likely than white students to say they could reach out to a counselor if they need mental health support.
There is no one way to address BIPOC mental health because there is no one mental health need for all BIPOC students.
For Latinx youth who recently immigrated to America, language barriers can affect the quality of mental health care they receive.
Both of these bills would bolster education funding broadly—preventing cuts to mental health programs—and would also provide greater access to necessary technology and internet service so that students could access mental health services remotely.