This series, Communicating About School Mental Health, provided state and local education agencies with information about how to most effectively communicate about school mental health to audiences who may not have a background in education or mental health. It provided strategies and tools that help navigate pitfalls and craft messaging likely to raise awareness, increase engagement, and convey the value of improving student wellness. You can learn more about the series HERE.
Part 1 - Communication 101 for School Mental Health: Engaging Adults on Campus Who Do Not Have a Mental Health Background shared key considerations for how to communicate about children’s mental health in ways that resonate with individuals who are not mental health professionals. It provided strategies and tools for making sure that teachers, principals, parents, caregivers and other allies learn what you would like them to know about school mental health and student wellness.