Indiana lawmakers say they will prioritize school safety in the upcoming legislative session –– an issue that’s gained attention after two school shootings in Indiana this year. But it’s not a new focus for many schools.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools received of a Lilly Foundation grant last year to support school counseling. Now, the district has 17 embedded licensed mental health providers. WFYI education reporter Carter Barrett spoke with Brooke Lawson, the mental health coordinator at HSE schools, about the connect between mental health and school safety.