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Nearly one in five children in the United States show symptoms of a mental health disorder, yet 80% of them will not receive treatment. This collection provides tools for proactive measures for all students such as healthy eating, physical exercise, and adequate sleep. It also includes resources for specific conditions that affect many young people as well as adults.
In addition to more access to professionals in schools, we hope all teachers will incorporate mental health topics into existing curriculum with these resources. Click here for "Top 20 Principles from Psychology for Teachers" from the APA. And we hope paraprofessionals, school support personnel, parents, school nurses, and counselors will find these resources of help, too.
Mental Health Crisis In Schools
Read this NPR series for more details on this silent epidemic affecting students and schools.