Santa Fe Schools Start “Helpline” For Post-Election Fears
A New Mexico School District has started a helpline for students who have fear and anxiety after this year’s presidential election.
The Santa Fe School District noticed a rise in anxiety and fears of their district’s students after this year’s presidential election. The district then decided to start a helpline for students to call and voice their concerns. The Santa Fe School Superintendent Veronica Garcia told KRQE “there have been a lot of fear and anxiety from immigrant students and their families.”
School counselors have been working to see students that are in distress and help them through this time but they have now decided additional help is needed. This week, the Santa Fe School District has decided to create a hotline for students and parents who have been experiencing post-election problems. These problems include harassment, bullying, violence, emotional distress among other situations.
The hotline phone number is (5050) 470-8806.