Eight Stamford schools lack mental health support, state report says. District officials looking into it.

STAMFORD — Eight Stamford schools made a list of 157 educational institutions in Connecticut deemed to be most in need of mental health support for students.

Davenport Ridge, Northeast, Westover, Hart and Newfield elementary schools were included in the list, which was part of a report recently released by a Department of Public Health task force. The other schools include Scofield Magnet Middle School, Rogers International School and the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering.

According to the report, those schools could benefit from more robust mental health care services, especially in the form of school-based health centers, or SBHCs, which are centers inside of schools that offer students mental and physical care services at no cost.

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