How LAUSD is responding to increased need for mental health support

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Nearly half of parents of teenagers saw a new or worsening mental health condition in their child since the start of the pandemic,according to a national poll from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan. Photo by Shutterstock.

Lester Solis was a junior at Belmont High School in Los Angeles when the pandemic caused his mother to lose her job and him to work full-time at Home Depot in addition to going to school. His story exemplifies the emotional strain COVID-19 continues to put on high school students, and how LAUSD is responding to an increased need for mental health support.

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