Mental Health & Wellness
It is no secret. Children and teens who are resilient and possess a sense of self worth, who like school, have friends and feel connected to adults at home and at school, will perform better in school and in the world around them. Sometimes, however, mental health issues can effect how a student thinks, feels and acts.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that can have negative lasting effects on health and wellbeing.
School Mental Health Project (SMHP) was created in 1986 to pursue theory, research, practice and training related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions.
ACT for Youth initiative, supported by the New York State Department of Health, provides information about positive youth development as well as risky and unhealthy behaviors among adolescents.
AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
Youth Mental Health Fact Sheet According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.