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Jen Kantor has been mental health counselor at Rainier Beach High School for the past seven years. (Ruby de Luna/KUOW)
Jen Kantor has been mental health counselor at Rainier Beach High School for the past seven years. (Ruby de Luna/KUOW)

It used to be that students went to their school nurse to have their sore throat checked, or to get a vaccine.

But many kids have needs that go beyond physical health, whether it’s dealing with exposure to violence, or having suicidal thoughts.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Ruby de Luna reports that a growing number of schools in Seattle have started offering mental health services in response.

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This segment aired on March 9, 2015.

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