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Shrewsbury

Mental health issues in schools on rise

Responding to a significant increase in mental health crises among students, Shrewsbury school officials are reaching out more than ever to families in an attempt to address problems like anxiety and depression.

“It became even more evident during this school year that children are dealing with more significant mental illnesses than ever before,” said Erin Canzano, the School Committee’s chairwoman. “Especially at the high school level, they’re seeing more emergency referrals that need to go to hospitals for things like hurting themselves or suicide attempts.”

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