ERIC Number: EJ976866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Mental Health Awareness Month & Speak Up for Kids
Cowan, Katherine C.
Communique, v40 n6 p28-29 Mar-Apr 2012
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a great time to highlight the importance of mental wellness and school-based mental health services to children's positive learning and development. There is heightened urgency to the imperative to advance school-based mental health and school psychologists' expertise as essential to the provision of quality, evidence-based services. As a centerpiece for mental health promotion during May, NASP is teaming up with the Child Mind Institute's Speak Up for Kids, a free nationwide public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental health and learning disorders in children and teens. During National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12, 2012) and throughout the school year, NASP members are encouraged to give talks at their schools or other work locations as part of this national effort to raise awareness about the importance of student mental health. This is an important opportunity for school psychologists to highlight their role and help parents and educators better understand the types of resources or services that they can provide. This article offers some great ideas for making the connection with mental health.
Descriptors: Expertise, Evidence, Health Services, Health Promotion, School Psychologists, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Parents, School Health Services, Children, Adolescents, Counselor Role, Consciousness Raising
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff
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