Policy makers determine the resource allocations in education and can ultimately make major changes to help students.
Teens struggling often feel alone, without anyone to share their burdens, and among people that do not and would not understand the pain and feelings they are going through. This feeling, along with popular opinions’ stigma related to counseling, often deters individuals from seeking out the help that they crucially need.
Many youth interact with their teachers and other students more than their own family. However, educators are often unaware of the issues that today’s youth face, and can be unprepared to handle sensitive issues. Moreover, students speak with their peers about what they are facing. Peer helpers programs are being eliminated due to funding cuts and students have fewer and fewer people they can turn to.