Reuters surveyed school districts nationwide in February to assess the mental health impacts of full or partial school shutdowns. … Of the 74 districts that responded, 74% reported multiple indicators of increased mental health stresses among students. More than half reported rises in mental health referrals and counseling. Nearly 90% of responding districts cited higher rates of absenteeism or disengagement, metrics commonly used to gauge student emotional health. … 57% of responding districts reported an increase in teachers and support staff seeking assistance.