During the pandemic, many have struggled with mental health around the country, and right here in South Dakota.

The Dell Rapids School District decided to meet the problem head-on as they partnered with the Cook Center for Human Connection to hold a virtual meeting Wednesday night to better equip teachers and parents with resources.

Dell Rapids School District Superintendent Summer Schultz talked about the struggles parents have had to face over the last year; “parenting is hard, parenting during a pandemic is even harder. Tonight is really geared towards parents and teachers to be able to feel like they have another place they can go when they are seeing some of these things.”

Being back in schools has helped many struggling students, but many are still facing challenges.

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The impact of COVID on mental health, as well as free resource for parents, ParentGuidance.org, where people can take free courses to help with their children who are struggling.

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