Increasing mental health services top priority in Salem-Keizer schools

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Salem and Keizer community members have become far too familiar with the crushing news of student death by suicide.

Several teen suicides have been reported since 2016 alone, with some coming in waves of what experts call “clusters” — one after the other in a short period of time.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools officials are taking multiple steps in the new year to prioritize the health and safety of the district’s nearly 42,000 students.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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