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LCS, Capital Regional Medical Center hold mental health workshops for parents

Posted at 5:16 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:16:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools is partnering with Capital Regional Medical Center to help parents recognize the signs of and identify a mental health crisis in children.

LCS is kicking off their Mental Health Workshops Thursday to help students navigate through an unusual school year.

Superintendent Rocky Hanna says he started noticing issues earlier in the year that some students were having a hard time coping during the pandemic and wanted to make sure they weren't at risk for things like depression.

They are looking to parents to monitor their child's emotional state while working at home or in the classroom.

"I think these workshops are going to go a long way for parents to identify their children that may be in crisis," said Hanna. "And we're going to follow up with our kids and continue to follow up."

Thursday's session will be one of many throughout the school year.