Student survey shows need for mental health support in Southington

 Student survey shows need for mental health support in Southington

SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) – The City of Southington released part of its findings in a two -year survey of middle and high school students.

The commission is still reviewing the data, but it already has a strong idea of ​​the need for mental health and educational support.

Students in 7th, 9th and 11th grades answered survey questions in February.

Mental health is about the 40 developmental properties targeted by the questions.

This survey was designed to find out what students were thinking, and faced as they grew and progressed into their teens.

The components of mental health demand answers to questions related to mental perception, emotions and actions.

It does not imply any accusation on parents, it is designed to identify feelings, and provide outlets and resources to help students deal with issues.

Deputy Chief Bill Palmieri was pleased to report that the students who took the survey understood its value.

With the advent of new resources, designing new programs is key to the long-term future of helping students not only survive but ultimately develop an adult lifestyle.

There is a lot of data to interpret, and some numbers are disturbing, such as the 17-percent of high school juniors who say they have attempted suicide.

But the committee believes that knowledge of the frightening and dangerous information makes it easier to understand what needs to be done to reduce the numbers in the future.

That kind of planning for the future is exactly what many Southington parents expect.

The survey is conducted every 2 years, and this council conducted by STEP is made up of 32 members of the Southington Community from commerce to culture.

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