Here’s how CMS is ensuring students have mental health resources they need

CHARLOTTE — With the start of the school year approaching for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, it’s important students have the mental health resources and support they need.

“The importance of mental health support, and for kids getting mental health treatment is critical,” said Michele King, director of student wellness at CMS.

King said her team is working diligently to make sure there are enough counselors, social workers and psychologists ahead of the first day of school, on Aug. 29.

“We definitely do have resources. And now at the beginning of the year, we go to homeroom and we learn about if we need anything or anyone to talk to, we learned about how to find those people,” said McRae Lillie, a senior at Myers Park High School.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Erika Jackson found out the district if falling behind in the number of resources it can provide, and what is being done to help.

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