Help pass Phillip’s Law to ensure quality mental health care treatment for children in our schools
When an 11-year-old student takes his life after enduring prolonged bullying from his peers, everyone must take stock of how and why children can get that far in their despair. The tragedy of Phillip’s path from bullying to suicide brings to light the fact that school mental health professionals are not always available or equipped to identify and intervene when a child needs mental health care. In fact, there is no mandate for schools to retain mental health staff. But there should be.
It’s time to take an honest look at the number of mental health professionals in our schools and how we can provide the best access for our students to prevent future tragedies like Phillip’s. Phillip’s Law would require that honest look and appropriate action.
Let your state lawmakers know that you support Phillip’s Law that they should, too.