DENVER (KDVR) — State lawmakers recently introduced a plan to help screen teens for mental health issues, and it would happen at school.

Recently introduced House Bill 1003 would provide mental health evaluations for students in grades 6-12. Supporters of the bill said the goal is to give more kids access to free therapy, but it also prompts concerns about resource availability and parental control.

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About the author

Sheryl Gonzalez Ziegler, Psy.D. holds a Doctorate of Psychology, is an Author, Speaker, National Media Contributor, Non-Profit Board Member, Girl Scouts Leader, Girls on the Run Coach and Advocate for children.

She has been treating children and families for over twenty years with areas of expertise in anxiety, trauma, divorce, stress management and depression.

Dr. Ziegler is the author of the best selling book, Mommy Burnout: how to reclaim your life and raise healthier children in the process, the winner of Best Parenting Book of 2018 as awarded by International Latino Book Awards.

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