Mental Health Resources

The following collection of resources focuses on data surrounding student mental health and mental health in schools since the start of the pandemic. The collection is not exhaustive and will continue to be updated.
Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems 

SHAPE, The School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation System, hosted by the National Center for School Mental Health

  • SHAPE is a “public-access, web-based platform that offers schools, districts, and states/territories a workspace and targeted resources to support school mental health quality improvement.”
  • SHAPE houses the National School Mental Health Census and the School Mental Health Quality Assessment.

National School Mental Health Best Practices and Related Projects, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

  • “Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools … contain[ing] trainer and participant manuals, 8 module slide desks …, and recorded virtual learning sessions.”

Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems, National Center for School Mental Health

  • Resources developed in partnership with local, state, and national leaders to offer guidance to local communities and states to advance comprehensive school mental health systems

Mental Health Resources for K-12 Schools, SchoolSafety.Gov

  • Resources, guides, and tolls for school communities to reference mental health.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity WISE Resources, Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators)

  • Resources on cultural inclusiveness and equity
Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators

Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators)

  • “A free 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators and school staff in supporting the mental health of students in the classroom.”

Every Opportunity, Video, Atlanta Speech School

  • Video showcasing the importance of positive adult engagement with students during school.
Mental Health in Latino/Hispanic Communities & Resources en Español

Latinx/Hispanic Communities and Mental Health, Mental Health America

Using Cuento to Support the Behavioral Health Needs of Hispanics/Latinos, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

  • Overview of the behavioral needs of Hispanics/Latinos: data, culturally appropriate approaches, and more

Salud Mental en Español, AFT (American Federation of Teachers)

  • Resources and overview to learn more about common mental health disorders and related problems

Información en español sobre la salud mental, NIH (National Institute of Mental Health)

  • Links resources in Spanish

I’m So Stressed Out! Infographic, NIH

Additional Resources

Former Parkland Principal Calls For Mental Health Wellness Centers in Every School, The 74, June 12, 2023

  • Interview with Ty Thompson, former principal of Stoneman Douglas, on what is needed for long-term recovery of the school community.
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