Angela Kang ’09, Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, works as the Mental Health Director at P.S. 8 in the Bronx, as part of a clinic run by Montefiore Medical Center.
Recently, she was interviewed for “Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In,” part of WNYC’s Breaking Point: New York’s Mental Health Crisis series.
Last school year, Dr. Kang’s clinic saw about 60 students for 2,000 visits.
“The kids she sees are dealing with homelessness, losing a relative to violence or watching a parent struggle in an abusive relationship.
‘Our kids are witnessing things that they can’t really process and understand,’ Kang said. ‘And a lot of times our families, our parents, are not really being able to support their children through what they are seeing.'”
Listen below or read more about Dr. Kang, P.S. 8’s mental health clinic, and early detection for mental health issues.