WMTW News 8 interviews Dr. Rebecca Schwartz-Mette about her work in schools across Maine to support students’ mental health.

WMTW reported on researchers at the University of Maine who are working with schools across the state to assess how students are doing with their mental health and well-being, and what schools need to do to support them. Rebecca Schwartz-Mette is the director of the UMaine Peer Relations Lab, which goes into schools to work with students.

Dr. Schwartz-Mette describes her team’s basic research as focused on better understanding the impact of the pandemic on students’ mental health and social networks and their applied work, examining the effectiveness of school-based interventions to enhance resilience in Maine’s youth.

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