Mental health resources are a critical part of every county’s back-to-school plan. Here are some helpful resources to get your county started.
It’s back-to-school season, and student mental health is top-of-mind for counties, schools, and national leaders. One resource comes from the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). NAMI’s website reads:
As we gear up for the new school year, we understand the importance of mental health for students, parents, and educators. That’s why we are adding to our comprehensive youth mental health resource library this back-to-school season. Navigating the challenges of academics, social dynamics and personal growth can be overwhelming but, together, we can build a resilient and thriving community. Our resources aim to support educators, guide parents and empower students on their mental health journey during the school year and beyond.
NAMI has a series of mental health resources for K-12 education, from identifying general warning signs to parent and educator-specific guides.
For educators, NAMI has resources in English and Spanish that focus on:
Successful back-to-school transitions
For parents, NAMI has resources in English and Spanish that focus on:
Bullying warning signs
Suicide warning signs
Crisis and relapse plans