Students in classrooms across the nation struggle with anxiety and thoughts of suicide, and with mental health issues on the rise, schools need better data to help students learn coping strategies.

A report from YouthTruth, which conducts student and stakeholder feedback surveys for school improvement, shows that 1 in 7 students have seriously contemplated suicide in the past 12 months. While 68 percent of students in that report say they have coping strategies to help them manage stress or emotional problems, they also say mental health programs and services, along with strong relationships with the adults in...

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura