Recommended to the governor because of her experience, Dr. Ley also serves as co-director of the Adolescent Targeted Violence Prevention Project, a collaborative program between the MSU Department of Psychiatry and the National Policing Institute.
“I was honored to be considered for this inaugural committee,” Dr. Ley said. “I think we’re finally reaching a point where people are becoming aware of the need for these types of commissions and interventions throughout schools and in our communities.”
The inaugural 12-member School Safety and Mental Health Commission is tasked with providing recommendations to reduce youth suicide and strengthen the mental health of school-aged children, adolescents and their families with a comprehensive statewide approach. The commission will collaborate with the Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission, as well as educators, mental health professionals and other organizations to identify and support students who are at-risk across the state.
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