Between academics and other school activities, it can be easy to miss the signs a student may be having trouble addressing emotional and mental issues. Mental health is an area only explored typically in the most traumatic of situations but should be handled more often. We take a look at how Lakeland Schools in LaGrange address the importance of a student’s mental well-being.

“A lot of times when students change their friend groups, or they are not as engaged in activities they previously had been; maybe their grades are slipping or they are kind of withdrawn; those are early warning signs.”

Northeastern Center LaGrange County staff including Nicole Johnson-Smith, Area Director, and Haley Anglin, Intake Therapist, address the struggles of mental health issues in children and adolescents.