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Meet The Maryland Teens Helping Classmates Deal with Mental Health Struggles During The Pandemic

Within the past year, fewer than 14% of school-age kids received mental health services. Students at one high school in Maryland are trying to fix that.

During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s no secret that many kids are struggling with their mental health. In fact, some 70% of teens believe that depression is a major issue among people their age.

That’s why students at Winters Mill High School in Westminster, Maryland, have launched a peer advocacy club called “Falcons of Strength” to help classmates who may be dealing with anxiety or other mental health problems and to spread positivity and hope.

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