By the year 2030, there could be a nearly 23% increase in the need for mental health care jobs nationwide. That includes therapists for K-12 schools in Georgia.
In 2018, a 17-year-old gunman killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School. But even with an influx of time and money for mental health services, the community is still struggling with grief and trauma.
While a growing number of states are trying to address the increasing mental health crisis among youths, many schools are woefully short of therapists and the budget to hire them.