Humboldt Superintendents advocate for student mental health services

SACRAMENTO, CA. – Humboldt County Superintendents make their way to the state capitol to speak to student needs.

The administrators spent part of this week with state government officials bringing up concerns for our county relative to being a rural community – revolving around mental health issues and school finance.

They pointed to issues of student homelessness, drug-use and inaccessibility to social services as reasons for more needed support, and advocated for on-site mental health and social workers in our schools.

The Humboldt County Office of Education says the event helped lay the foundation for future work on enhancing support for county in providing greater mental health and social services to local children.