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.