Mental health resources

A mental health disorder is an illness the affects thway people think, feel, behave or interact with others. There are many different mental health disorders, and they have different symptoms that affect a person’s mood, thinking and behavior. 

One in five students in the U.S. come to school showing signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder.  In a classroom of 25, that means five of the students could be suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse and self-harming behaviors. Alarmingly,  nearly 80% of these students will not receive appropriate mental health support or services. Students with mental health needs that are not met can face major problems at school, including chronic absences, low achievement, disruptive behavior and dropping out.   

Many believe schools can play an intricate role is identifying and supporting students with mental health challenges. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources and proper training, many educators are at a loss as to how to best support all of their students.  The resources below are available to help you begin conversations on how to help students in your district.


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