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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 Resources for Educators

Department of Health and Human Services, March 2019

This website provides general information for educators regarding warning signs for mental health issues, how to respond to mental health issues in schools and how to access crisis support and other mental health services.

Mental Health
Mental Health Awareness Training Grants

Department of Health and Human Services

These grants train the general public to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness.

Mental Health
Project LAUNCH Grant Program (birth–eight years)

Department of Health and Human Services

This grant promotes the wellness of young children to teachers, administrators, principals, and health officials by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development.

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