When a student is shot and killed, Cleveland schools' mental health team springs into action

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IdeastreamDaniel J. Flannery, the Semi J. and Ruth Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, said that following a surge in gun violence, schools across the country are dealing with increased numbers of students dealing with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. “Many districts don't have the day-to-day capacity of school counselors and social workers and psychologists to provide those services in school, like any kind of ongoing support,” Flannery said.

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