Mental Health Resources

The School Mental Health Toolkit is a blueprint for school mental health services and will guide community members, schools, local leaders, and districts through 10 best practices, including strategies for implementing, funding, and sustaining mental health services in schools.

The toolkit will help you make the case for schools to implement practices such as screenings, suicide prevention, and wellness plans.
Studies show children are more likely to seek help if support is available at school—where they spend the bulk of their waking hours.  If you aren’t sure where to begin improving mental health services at your school, start with this toolkit.For more information please contact us at: [email protected] 

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Teens Under Stress (Colorado Public Radio series)

Teens in America are struggling. It's especially true in Colorado, where rates of mental health issues, substance abuse and suicide are rising. Colorado Public Radio investigate the causes — and possible fixes.

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School’s Got You Stressed out? Here Are Some Tips For Teens, Parents And Schools
(Colorado Public Radio)

Problem: Teens who feel like they’re under constant academic pressure are at greater risk of developing depression or anxiety. Pushing teens to excel also can hurt self-esteem and increase sleep deprivation.

These are things that teens and parents can do right away to make the stress of school better come from a talk by Lisa Damour, a psychologist, educator and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood” and “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.” She writes a monthly column on adolescence for the New York Times.

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