Mental Health and Wellness Portal

Mental Health
and Wellness Portal
Coping with typical stressors of life

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What is Mental Health?

Coping with mental health concerns negatively impacts young people’s ability to meet the many demands of school, including cognitive demands for learning; social and emotional demands for making friends and behaving according to school rules, norms, and expectations; and physical demands for being active throughout the school day . . . . more information about what is mental health

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Educational and Community Resources

ABC's for Families

Attendance and behavior equals classroom success.

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Baker Act

Impairment of the mental or emotional processes that exercise conscious control of one’s actions or of the ability to perceive or understand reality.

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Bully Prevention

Unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, by a student or adult.

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Child Abuse

Intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.

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Childhood Trauma

When a child feels intensely threatened by an event he or she is involved in or witnesses.

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Community Resources

Available to support families outside of the academic day.

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Counseling

Mental health professionals that assist families and connect them to community mental health resources.

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Crisis Response

A team that focuses on addressing the emotional effects that may accompany a traumatic event.

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Dating and Domestic Violence

A pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

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Employee Assistance Program

A confidential evaluation, referral, and counseling service provided to all eligible employees.

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Grief and Bereavement

Coping with the loss of a loved one in different ways.

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Homeless

Provide activities for, and services to, homeless children, including preschool-age and unaccompanied youth.

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LGBTQ

Individuals more likely to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder.

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MTSS

An assessment and intervention process for systematically monitoring student progress and making decisions.

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Physical and Mental Health Correlation

Positive mental health is as critical to academic success as physical well-being.

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Required Instruction for Students

Three State Board of Education rules related to health education topics have recently been approved for implementation.

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SedNet

Multiagency network for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities assisting in the system of care.

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Social Emotional Learning

Process to manage emotions, achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, have positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Substance Abuse

The harmful pattern of using substances—such as tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs.

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Suicide Prevention

Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are both damaging and dangerous. Get resources for yourself or a loved one.

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Threat Assessment

Behavioral approach to violence prevention that focuses on threats and other forms of student conflict.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Designed for adults who interact with young people experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge.

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