The teenage years. An absolute turmoil of physical, mental and emotional changes as well as dealing with your peers going through the same changes. On top of all that are the added pressures of family life, relationships, school, social media, and identity. It is no surprise that principals in the Bay of Plenty are seeing a rapid rise in student mental health issues. But as Cira Olivier reports, many are not getting the expert help and support they need.

Long wait lists and criteria thresholds are stopping some students from getting expert mental health help, according to local principals who

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