Back to School Mental Health Resources
Returning to the classroom after an extended break is a stressful event. Knowledge of one’s mental health or the health of one’s children, and learning about how to address mental health concerns, can be valuable assests for a smoother transition for parents and students of all ages. Some degree of sadness or anxiety is perfectly normal, but what happens if those feelings begin more deeply impacting a student’s life? How do you combat the more serious mental health concerns stemming from or exacerbated by the transition?
Below are some resources to keep on hand for yourselves or clients that will help get the new school year off to a healthy start:
Mental Health America has made its annual “Back to School Toolkit” available for download as well as this helpful infographic and checklist
Psych Central offers a number of helpful articles on back to school specific anxiety and other mental health concerns
Mental Health First Aid shared their tips and resources as well
Dana joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a blended 2-1-1/crisis intervention/suicide prevention center. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you’ll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work.