Mental Health

mental health

The emotional and psychological well-being of individuals promotes healthy development, functioning and increases the capacity of individuals to live productive lives while striving towards reaching their full potential.

A major aspect of the school environment includes promoting the mental health of all students, and the provision of programs and services to address those needs.


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Provides parents, teachers, and students with resources and tools to foster a mentally healthy return to school.

On this episode of “In Session,” we talk to Dr. Elene Peters, clinical psychologist and Mental Health Service Professionals grant recipient, about the mental health program at John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School in New York City. Dr. Peters is joined by Mental Health Counselor Jessica Levin and Mental Health Intern Nicole Bogutsky. This conversation is guided by Annie Knowles and Brianna Cunnif.
Title page for resource with "Delivering Services in School-Based Settings: A Comprehensive Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming"

Provides guidance for how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding access to Medicaid health care services in schools, including behavioral health services, and reducing administrative burden for states and schools.

Grantee Highlight: Eureka City Schools
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Eureka City High School in Eureka, California, officially opened its new wellness center in partnership with its federally qualified health center partner, Open Door, via their Mental Health Service Professionals (MHSP) grant. The high school’s is the first of many to be developed across Eureka City Schools [ECS] campuses. These centers will aim to fulfill Priority Area 3 of the ECS Strategic Plan, which focuses on Social-Emotional Wellness.
Guiding Principles for Creating Safe, Inclusive, Supportive, and Fair School Climates

Identifies five guiding principles and suggests actions schools and school districts can take to create inclusive, safe, supportive, and fair learning environments. 

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