Kate Chasin is a member of Congregation Beth Israel and a junior at Serra High School in San Diego. She is the president of her school's No Place for Hate club; the current Vice Chair and future Co-Chair of the SWEAR Committee, which advocates for student mental health in the school district; and serves on the San Diego County Human Relations Commission. She is preparing to lead a task force to build a standardized mental health curriculum over the summer.
I need your help to ensure that every student can access mental health care, no matter where they live. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Mental Health Services for Students Act, which would provide $200 million in grant funding per year for five years to expand mental health services in public schools. Now, the Senate must act.