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At Risk Children Conduct Issues School Based Mental Health Services Substance Use Suicide Management Training, Partnership, and Capacity Building

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.

Guidance
Mental Health
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

Department of Health and Human Services

This guidance assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health, including ways to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.

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