Colorado is expanding mental health support for teachers, students ahead of uncertain school year
August 20, 2021
By: Nicole Brady
As another uncertain school year gets underway in Colorado, mental health for teachers and students is a top concern. Two bills that passed in the 2021 Legislature will provide more support for both.
The Supporting Our Educator Workforce Act will create new programs to recruit and retain teachers, with financial incentives like student loan forgiveness, and more support for their mental well-being. A second bill, Rapid Mental Health Response for Colorado Youth, will provide a mental health assessment and three free treatment sessions for all Colorado youth.