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Make schools safer by improving access to mental health services.

Students often come to school with complex physical and mental health concerns or social service needs. Access to mental health services helps to create a positive school climate, prevents worsening of mental health conditions, and leads to better outcomes for students.

Mental health challenges are common among students. According to the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, up to 1 in 5 children living in the United States experience a mental disorder every year. Symptoms often start in early childhood, although some may develop during the teenage years.

By supporting students who are experiencing mental health challenges, schools can help foster a sense of safety and promote better academic and behavioral outcomes. Providing access to mental health services can reduce mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties with students at risk.

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The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about mental health.

Organization
Mental Health
National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS)

Department of Health and Human Services, October 2018

The National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS) provides guidance to bring together federal agencies and national organizations to support programs in our nation's schools that promote healthy, safe and academically successful students.

Guidance
Mental Health
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

Department of Health and Human Services, May 2019

This guidance provides information on services available through the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC), which covers the full continuum spanning mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery support.

Organization
Mental Health
Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information

Department of Health and Human Services, April 2019

This organization develops guidance and resources on health-related confidentiality to increase access to simple, clear, and actionable educational resources, training, and technical assistance for consumers and their families, and individuals at the front-lines of care.

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