Chaplains Could Soon Be Placed in Texas Schools as Kids Grapple Mental Health Crisis

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2023
From The Right
Religion and Faith, Texas, Schools, Chaplains, Mental Health

Texas public schools could soon have chaplains to help students deal with various life issues.

State lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 763 which allows religious chaplains to work in a counseling role. The measure is now on Gov. Greg Abbott's desk awaiting approval. 

Under the legislation, chaplains would have the ability to function as a mental health resource, help with suicide prevention and provide behavioral services for students in public schools across the Lone Star state.

The move comes as the number of kids struggling with mental health issues in...

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