Student Mental Health Matters: A Toolkit for Educators is designed to equip educators, school staff, and school mental health professionals with critical knowledge and strategies needed to support the mental well-being of their students. Digital media resources — curated from expert mental health organizations and public media sources — cover suicide prevention, stress and anxiety, self-harm, adverse childhood experiences, and social media, and offer:
- Expert perspectives from mental health professionals, school administrators and educators aimed at helping teachers better understand a topic;
- Student perspectives that reveal the lived experience of elementary, middle, and high school students;
- Strategies that provide real-world applications for teachers’ practices.
All resources and accompanying support materials are intended to be used in a professional development setting and may contain material considered sensitive to some viewers.