Among students ages 12 to 17, Abnormal Psychology found a 52% increase in depression, 71% increase in reports of serious psychological distress. And sadly, there's been a 47% increase in students who had suicidal thoughts. Some significant mental health challenges are growing in our communities that impact our children. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Jerry Barone, the chief clinical officer at Effective School Solutions, K-12 whole school mental health program that incorporates mental health best practices into the traditional school day. Together they explore ESS’s multi-tiered system of support, services provided, and process of student assessment. Effective School Solutions seeks to equip both teachers and students with learnable skills to be self-empowered, self-regulating, and to be mindful of themselves.