Understanding and maintaining your mental health is a life-long process that is essential to health and well being. Explore below to find videos, articles, activities, apps, and more to empower students K-12 to take charge of their own mental health.

Angela's story: Why is mental health education and advocacy important?

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Featured resource: Have a few minutes to spare? This video series teaches a set of mental health skills that will help now and for the rest of your life. Videos are available for high school students, middle school students, and elementary school students. Optional skill sheets and activity sheets accompany each video.

Learn more about mental health resources and services near you at Network of Care Massachusetts, which also features a resource library. To talk to a live person about how to find resources or support near you, call 211 or text C2T to 741741.

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For educators, counselors and school professionals

The majority of children and adolescents experience positive mental health and it's a normal part of development for them to experience a wide range of emotions. However, a significant and growing number of youth experience mental health issues that interfere with their academic performance, social development, and health. Helping to mitigate the effects of significant stress and trauma on youth requires a community-wide approach. Educating young people about their own mental health and wellness is a critical first step. More resources are available for educators, counselors, and other school professionals from the Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium (MSMHC) and Classroom WISE, as well as from the BIRCh Project.

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New for this school year: Professional learning communities (PLCs) are communities of learners from across schools and districts in Massachusetts who come together to learn and implement specific topics in social emotional learning and mental health. Participants will have opportunities to connect with coaches and with each other throughout the 2022-23 school year. Upcoming fall, winter and spring sessions are made possible by a partnership between the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Education Development Center, Inc., Thriving Minds, and Walker Therapeutic & Educational Programs.