Returning to school and beginning a new academic year can cause feelings of anxiety and uncertainty in any circumstances, but the impact of COVID-19 makes the event extra stressful on students, parents, and educators alike.
Each year, Mental Health America releases a back to school toolkit aimed at helping people start the new school year right with healthy habits and an awareness of stress and mental health. MHA focuses on the need to prioritize mental health and emotional well-being so that all students can thrive both in and out of the school setting.
The 2021 Toolkit is titled Facing Fears, Supporting Students and contains hands-on materials such as:
- Fact sheets for parents and teachers
- Fact sheets for children and teens
- Key messages and statistics
- Sample articles and social media posts
- and more!
The 2021 Mental Health America Back to School Toolkit is available now on the Mental Health America website.Continue Reading