The New York Times

A Mental Health Clinic in School? No, Thanks, Says the School Board

KILLINGLY, Conn. — One evening in March, a high school senior named Sydney Zicolella stood before the school board in this rural, blue-collar Connecticut town and described her psychiatric history, beginning in the sixth grade, when she was “by definition, clinically depressed.” Zicolella, 17, who wore her dark, curly hair pulled back, is the third of four children in a devout Christian family, and editor of the newspaper at Killingly High School. Many students there were struggling, she told th

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