Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health
Population Health Research Brief Series
Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health is Better in States that Mandate More School Mental Health Policies
Stephanie Spera , Shannon M. Monnat
Mental health problems and suicide rates have increased among adolescents and young adults over the past several years. This research brief shows that adolescent and young adult mental health is better in states that mandate more school mental health policies, including school-based mental health centers, professional development in suicide prevention, and social-emotional curricula.