CHARLOTTE — A local charter school in northeast Charlotte is offering a unique opportunity for students who need a moment to regroup during the school day.
Mr. David Cunningham, a professional school counselor at TMSA Charlotte, said he noticed the need for mental health help increased since the start of the pandemic. So he created a “calm room” as a safe place for student to regroup and reset.
“They come in, they can reset, they can ask for a book. We have puzzles in there. It’s a quiet space,” he said. “I think this is something that could be utilized, not just locally, but on a national level.”
>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Erika Jackson spoke to student’s about how it has helped them.
ADDITIONAL COVERAGE AND RESOURCES:
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- Mental Health & Our Kids: Here’s what parents should know
- ‘He was in pain’: Family whose son died by suicide shares his story to help other parents, children
- Mental Health Resources: Programs and organizations helping children, teens
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