Did You Know?

California provides fewer SCHOOL counseling services than any other state

Up to 80 percent of youth in need of mental health services do not receive them.

California averages 1 school counselor for every 854 students. The national average is 1 school counselor for every 491 students.

Approximately 1 in 5 adolescents live
with a mental health condition
causing "severe impairment."

Children and Teens who Receive Counseling Do Better

School mental health programs improve attendance, behavior, and academic achievement.

Student wellness interventions are essential to a school's multi-tiered system of support.

School-Based Therapy creates access to student mental health services and increases readiness to learn.