Tap into the expertise of area providers to support students’ mental health and well-being.
One in 10 young people has a mental health challenge that is severe enough to impact how they function at home, school, or in the community. Yet only about 20 percent of individuals receive care from specialized mental health providers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When children and teens experience trauma, it often leads to more prevalent and troublesome behavioral and mental health issues. Without intervention and adequate support, students with mental health issues are less likely to succeed in school, are more at risk of dropping out and are less able to form and maintain healthy relationships. Feelings of disconnection and a lack of support are often at the root of bullying, behavior issues, failure to thrive academically and even school violence.
Spending time with students daily gives educators the unique ability to get to know them over time and be aware when something seems different or troubling for them. But educators aren’t mental health experts. Knowing what to look for and how to best support students’ mental health needs can be challenging.
We’re here to support your understanding of student mental health so you can better support your students.
Being able to recognize and support students’ mental health in schools matters because:
- Mental health problems are common and often develop during childhood and adolescence.
- Most are treatable.
- Early detection and intervention strategies work. They can help improve students’ resilience and lead to greater mental and overall health and well-being.
In partnership with the Mental Health Association of New York State, LaSalle School and Parsons/Northern Rivers, we’ll train school staff to develop a proactive approach to understanding mental health competencies. Employees will gain the knowledge and support they need to serve students well and when they most need it.
Studies have shown that comprehensive school-based mental health programs offer ready-access to the support students need to build their social skills, self-awareness, confidence, leadership ability, caring connections with peers and adults, and to better achieve academically.
What To Expect
- Collaboration. Partnerships with state and local experts help support school districts’ efforts to develop a proactive approach to increasing mental health competencies among school staff.
- New knowledge and skills. School staff will learn about students’ mental health challenges and build their knowledge and skills to serve students better.
- A safe environment. Create a safe, nurturing, and culturally responsive learning environment that contributes to academic achievement for all.
How It Works
Contact us. Call or email us to discuss your needs.
Get started. Tap into the expertise of our third-party partner
Be ready. Be confident in your school team’s ability to support students’ mental health and well-being.