Wisconsin school districts are taking a multifaceted approach to addressing students’ mental health. Districts are training staff to recognize signs of trauma, connecting families with local mental health care providers, and allowing providers to meet with students in school. Much of the emphasis has been driven by changes at the state level aimed at providing funding and access to services for local schools.
Why hasn’t the strategy to increase teen sleep by delaying school start times been more widely implemented? A new study in Seattle shows the power of starting the day later. What remains largely unknown is whether interventions designed to improve sleep patterns among teenagers may also prevent or delay the onset of mental disorders.