Student mental health must be a priority this school year.
Mental Health America recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting.
Today, MHA launches its annual Back to School Toolkit to give parents, teachers, and school personnel the tools and resources they need to support their children’s mental health.
This school year brings increased fear and trauma for many students after more than a year away from in-person learning. This year’s toolkit, Facing Fears, Supporting Students, is full of hands-on materials that can help students navigate all the emotions and challenges of the new school year.
This year’s toolkit includes:
- Fact sheets for parents/teachers
- Fact sheets for children/teens
- Key messages and statistics
- A sample drop-in article;
- Sample social media post language and images;
- Worksheets; and more!
Download the free toolkit today to start implementing these resources in your home, classroom, or entire school community.
The Q Corner
The Q Corner is a peer-driven, Behavioral Health Services Department program dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, families, and allies, in Santa Clara County.
FIND LOCAL SUPPORT FOR BEREAVEMENT AFTER EXPERIENCING ANY KIND OF DEATH OR LOSS.
Grief Support in Santa Clara County
Through the work of the Intervention Workgroup, the Suicide Prevention Program developed a booklet to help the bereaved find local support after experiencing death or loss. This resource includes sections for grief counseling, support groups, suicide-specific support groups, commemorative events, websites, and books.
You're more of an INFLUENCER THAN YOU KNOW
Keeping kids away from drugs may be a parent’s most important and most challenging job.
Given the current epidemic of drug use, our children face growing exposure and temptations. The good news is research confirms that parents have great influence in this area. When you have honest and informed talks with your kids, and you do it early enough, you can have a real impact.