Being an educator can be a challenge, particularly when faced with the mental health needs of students. Fortunately, there are resources, programs and campaigns available to help support schools, teachers, and students. 

Want to learn more about mental health?

Encourage Hope and Help has your back! Check out the links below to learn more about various mental health topics. 

Insights For Educators

Learn how stress and trauma affect the brain, and how the resulting effect can impact learning in this 5-video series by Dr. Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD and PBS Learning Media. 

Programs & Campaigns

Signs of Suicide (SOS)

The Signs of Suicide Program (SOS) is unique among school-based suicide prevention programs as it incorporates two prominent suicide prevention strategies into a single program: an educational curriculum that raises awareness about suicide and depression, and a brief screening for depression.
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How Full Is Your Cup?

Lawson CIA members were concerned about their student body when it came to dealing with life's pressures, demands, and traumas. To help their peers avoid unhealthy coping strategies, they developed the "How Full is Your Cup?" campaign.
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The Talk Dot

The Platte County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) implemented the "Talk Dot". If a student needs to talk to someone about something they are going through, the blue dot symbolizes a safe place for conversation.
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Video Gallery

Other Resources

Preventing Suicide: The Role of High School Teachers

School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth

Fostering School Connectedness (Administrators)

Fostering School Connectedness (Teachers)

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, 2nd edition

Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness Model Policy