As a rising high school sophomore, 15-year-old Angel Maren Caceres of Framingham still remembers the connection she forged with her middle school librarian.

“She would notice that you’re, like, feeling down,” Caceres said. “She would just listen to your problems if you had any, or just felt like venting.”

Librarians have long been a sounding board for teens; now, they’re getting training in mental health. It’s part of an effort to help stem what in the wake of the pandemic is being called a teen mental health crisis.

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