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  • 1.  Additional Mental Health Awareness Month Resources (Mental Health America)

    Posted 4 days ago

    Mental Health America (MHA) has released some new resources or Mental Health Awareness Month


    Mental Health Month Toolkit Available in Spanish


    Language access is often one of the barriers to increasing mental health awareness among Spanish-speaking communities. In fact, over 41 million people in the United States speak Spanish. In time for Mental Health Month, the "Back to Basics" toolkit is now available in Spanish. Download your free copy by accessing www.mhanational.org/may.


    Join MHA at Their June Annual Conference


    MHA's 2022 Annual Conference - Forward Together: Recovery, Healing, Hope -  occurring June 9-11, in Washington, D.C., and online. Both in-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 43 CE credit hours by attending sessions live and watching on-demand content post-event. Register today.


    MHA's 2021 Screening Analysis


    Launched in 2014, MHA's Online Screening Program, continues to serve as the nation's largest ongoing, real-time mental health early identification program. Over 14 million people have taken a screen to check on their mental health concerns online, and in 2021, a record 5.4 million people took a mental health screening, a 103% increase over 2020 and a nearly 500% increase over 2019.

    Check out the most recent analysis of the data for use in your efforts.


    Be On The Lookout - July is BIPOC Mental Health Month


    In line with efforts to continue the visionary work of Bebe Moore Campbell, in July MHA will be releasing our BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit. MHA recognizes that Black, Indigenous, and people of color have rich histories that go #BeyondTheNumbers, thus this year's theme will be #BeyondTheNumbers. Our #BeyondTheNumbers campaign will explore the nuances and uniqueness in BIPOC communities. Together, we will gain knowledge on historical context, systems of support, and actionable ways to move forward toward a mentally healthy future. The toolkit will be available in June, but you can sign up to receive it here.

    Adam Lustig
    Director, Center for Safe Schools
    National School Boards Association
    Alexandria, VA

  • 2.  RE: Additional Mental Health Awareness Month Resources (Mental Health America)

    Posted 3 days ago

    Thanks, Adam.  I spent some time with these folks at AASA.  They have some parent resources that look interested.  I wonder if this would be something we could or should promote?




  • 3.  RE: Additional Mental Health Awareness Month Resources (Mental Health America)

    Posted 2 days ago

    I wonder if there is some way to put together a parent information portal that we could promote to state associations to offer their districts.


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  • 4.  RE: Additional Mental Health Awareness Month Resources (Mental Health America)

    Posted yesterday

    Thank you for that thought Janine. That is a great idea and we will definitely take a look at how we might be able to support with this.


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