Mental Health

Rethink Mental Health was designed to promote greater understanding of mental health and well-being while supplying strategies that support the success of the whole school community. Combined with our SEL series, school districts now have a comprehensive approach to promoting inclusive and healthy environments in which all students and adults can thrive.

How Does the Rethink Ed Mental Health Suite Support Schools?

Expert Based

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.

On Demand

The program provides districts with on-demand targeted training, instruction, strategies, and resources that foster the mental well-being of all learners.

Why Every School Needs Mental Health

ANXIETY

31.9% of teens have some type of Anxiety Disorders and 8.3% of them have severe impairment related to their anxiety
– NIMH, 2019

DEPRESSION

3.2% of children and teens are diagnosed with depression
– CDC, 2020

SUICIDE

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

SUBSTANCE USE

About 67% of students have tried alcohol by 12th grade and about 50% have tried marijuana and about 40% have tried cigarettes.
– CDC, 2020

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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

ABUSE

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
– ChildHelp, 2020

How to Bring Mental Health Into Schools

Accept

Accept that mental health is an important topic affecting both students and adults within the district or school community.

Commit

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

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.

Get in Touch

It’s easy to get started in your school or district today.