What role do teachers play in identifying mental illness?
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|Fri, 03-15-2013 - 1:57pm|
A bill was introduced in the Texas legislature would allow teachers to volunteer for mental health training:
Participating teachers would be trained to recognize warning signs for a variety of serious mental illness, such as depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, psychosis and severe anxiety, and work with parents to coordinate care.
I also found an article with differing opinions from the public: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/03/10/4673155/all-points-a-teachers-role-in.html
I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this. While I think some teachers would benefit from the training, I worry that there will be the ones that will try to diagnose children on their own.
What do you think?