Developed by a team of clinical and educational experts, it is specifically designed to help school districts recognize and respond to top mental health challenges.
The program provides districts with on-demand targeted training, instruction, strategies, and resources that foster the mental well-being of all learners.
31.9% of teens have some type of Anxiety Disorders and 8.3% of them have severe impairment related to their anxiety
– NIMH, 2019
3.2% of children and teens are diagnosed with depression
– CDC, 2020
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. with about 7% of students in high school reporting they have made at least 1 attempt and with female and black students reporting higher rates of attempts.
– AFSP, 2018
About 67% of students have tried alcohol by 12th grade and about 50% have tried marijuana and about 40% have tried cigarettes.
– CDC, 2020
More than ½ of human trafficking cases in the U.S. are with children and the average teen entering the sex trade is 12-14 years old. Many of these victims are recruited through social media platforms.
– DoSomething.org, 2020
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
– ChildHelp, 2020
Accept that mental health is an important topic affecting both students and adults within the district or school community.
Commit to educating staff, students, and parents/caregivers in order to recognize warning signs, reduce stigma, and improve the quality of life and outcomes for those with mental health challenges and their families.
Promise to build a supportive district/school community where individuals with mental health challenges can feel safe, supported, learn protective strategies, and have an opportunity to thrive.
Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.
Steven Tobias, Psy.D.
David Adams, M.Ed.
Christina Cipriano, Ph.D. Ed.M.
Joseph V. Erardi, Jr. Ph.D.
Kristen Hopkins, CEO/Author, Dangers of the Mind
Joshua Hendrickson, PhD, LCSW
Chad Rose, Ph.D.
Tia Navelene Barnes, Ph.D.
Meredith Nadeau, M.Ed., CAGS
Amanda M. Cannarella, Ph.D.
Patricia Wright, Ph.D., MPH, BCBA-D
Christa M Tinari, MA
Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Blaise Aguirre, MD
Mona Potter, MD
Joseph Ferrito, Psy.D.
Phylicia Henry, Director of Operations, Courtney’s House
Tina Frundt, Founder, Courtney’s House
Jill Brown, Founder, Generation Text Online
Cherie Azodi, Ph.D.
Travis Pantiel, LMHC, MCAP, CCTP, NCC
Luvelle Brown, Ph.D.
Nancy Lewin, Ph.D.
Dr. Gwen Bass