Student mental health must be a priority this school year

Mental Health America recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting.

Today, MHA launches our annual Back to School Toolkit to give parents, teachers, and school personnel the tools and resources they need to support their children’s mental health.

This school year brings increased fear and trauma for many students after more than a year away from in-person learning. This year’s toolkit, Facing Fears, Supporting Students, is full of hands-on materials that can help students navigate all the emotions and challenges of the new school year.

This year’s toolkit includes:

  • Fact sheets for parents/teachers
  • Fact sheets for children/teens
  • Key messages and statistics
  • A sample drop-in article; and
  • Sample social media post language and images;
  • Worksheets; and more!

Download the free toolkit today to start implementing these resources in your home, classroom, or entire school community.