A Georgia public health team has tested students in a high school cafeteria for mental illness and anxiety, according to a news release.
The team, known as the GPE Collaborative, is using an interactive smartphone app to collect data on students’ mental health, and the students’ behavior, in order to better understand what is happening to them.
The school has also launched a survey to gather information on student stress and anxiety.
The testing is being done by the GEO Collaborative.
The team will be working with the school district and other school officials.
The school district is providing additional support and training to the team and the district will not be responsible for any medical care.
The goal of the testing is to better support students who may be struggling with symptoms of mental health or anxiety, and to identify areas where the testing could be helpful.
According to the school’s website, the team of researchers was launched last year to improve school and community health through an “innovative collaborative approach to health.”
It was also funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Georgia Office of Mental Health.
Georgia Public Health has also partnered with other schools across the state to conduct similar tests, including the Atlanta Regional Institute and Georgia State University.