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Healing of students all in a day's work

Sue Rys, a school psychologist for the East Greenbush Central School District, can have an agenda for the day that includes testing, meetings and sessions with students all laid out.

But it’s often subject to change as she meets the needs of kids who come to her in crisis.

“The school’s primary focus is to help the student be successful in school, so if it’s a big mental health problem, we’ll do the school piece and try to scaffold that student so they can get through the school day,” Rys said.

Studies show at least one in five children and adolescents have a mental health disorder, according to the National Mental Health Information Center, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Read more here: Healing of students all in a day’s work – Times Union.

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