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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.

Mental Health
A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S.

Department of Justice, June 2018

This report provides the general public with an understanding of pre-attack behaviors, as examined in 63 active shooters from the past. The report insights include detailed information on the mental health, behavior prior to the attack and specific stressors of each shooter.

Mental Health
HIPAA for Professionals

Department of Health and Human Services, June 2017

This webpage provides information for the general public on the circumstances of when Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules apply.

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