39,000 Connecticut children suffer from major depression. 24,000 of those children are not getting the help they need.
Those are just some of the startling statistics and stories Connecticut educators, students, families, and supporters are sharing through CEA’s What You Don’t See campaign.
With 375 students on his caseload, Danbury school counselor Curtis Darragh says there are students in and out of his office all day long. Every day, he has to ask eight to 10 students who come to him for help to wait until another day because he is simply too busy with other students and families.
“It pains me every single day to go home and wonder, What did I miss?” he says. “Did I miss a kid that wanted to tell me that they wanted to kill themselves? Did I miss a kid who wanted to tell me they were hurting themselves and ask for help in that current moment?”
Watch the videos below for more from educators, students, families, and legislators, and then share your stories.