Mental Health Care for Students of Brunswick County

Nathanial Brown, 10th Grade BECHS


Recently, Brunswick County Schools and Novant Health partnered to give district students access to mental health care during a mental health crisis.

Before this program, one of the biggest problems with the system was that school staff would have to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to transport students from the school to the Brunswick Medical Center. After the somewhat scary ride to the hospital, students and their families would have to spend hours in hospital waiting rooms due to the rising impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

This partnership has several benefits, including allowing students to stay in school while seeking help from a therapist and eliminating the need for EMS transportation to and from the hospital. 

According to Novant Health’s website, the suicide attempt rate has grown by almost 50% for teen girls and around 4% for teenage boys since the pandemic.

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