May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life’s challenges. Left unmet, mental health problems are linked to costly negative outcomes such as academic and behavior problems, dropping out, and delinquency. The focus of this month is about breaking the stigma around talking about mental health and about educating ourselves about the impact of mental health on ourselves, our children, and our communities.
Content provided by NASP, National Association of School Psychologists & The National Council for Behavioral Health