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CCSD parents should be on lookout for mental health issues

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 08:24:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The number of suicides among students from the Clark County School District has many psychiatrists worried.

Distance learning and the isolation that comes with it, is affecting kids in different ways, which could give them stress and anxiety.

RELATED: CCSD reports another student suicide amid pandemic, distance learning

The stresses that kids are feeling can be more than just missing their friends, teachers or being inside the school building.

With kids spending more time at home, it now falls on the parents or guardians to notice changes in behavior, which could point to signs and symptoms of depression.

RELATED: CCSD dealing with mental health crisis, 18 student suicides since last March

Experts say if these changes aren’t addressed, they could lead to a serious threat to their well being.

If you think your child may be suffering from mental health issues you can visit the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services Division of Child & Family Services at dcfs.nv.gov to see the programs the department offers.

The Harbor, a Juvenile Assessment Center, also offers programs. You can reach them at 702-455-6912 or theharborlv.com.