Back when school was in person, Josh Secrett was always tired.
"I used to come home and just lay down and go to sleep for like hours," the eighth-grader says. "Wake up for dinner, go to bed."
Josh's mom, Sharnissa Secrett, says teachers at his Portland, Ore., school would sometimes discipline Josh for small things, like talking when he wasn't supposed to. Those interactions would hang over him the rest of the day.
"You look in my baby's eyes, when he used to come home, he was tired...mentally tired," she says.