The Counselor's Corner
Here are a few tips for Back to School....
by Erica Hoffman, Aug 7, 2017
August is back-to-school month and we all know what that means. The new school year means new clothes, shoes, school supplies, and more. But part of preparing to go back to school, whether as a student, teacher, parent, or caregiver, also means taking care of your mental health and well being.
As part of our #Bethedifference campaign, we're focusing on both students' and teachers' mental health all month long.
Here's how you can #Bethedifference during the month of August:
1. Join the twitter chat on Aug 17 @ 2pm Eastern time, with partners PROJECT 375 and Michi Marshall on Lessons Learned on Mental Health at School.
2. Read our Back To School Mental Health Tips. We will be regularly posting blogs about dealing with mental health challenges at school-make sure to share them with your networks.
3. Share this infographic about youth mental help at school, on social media, and beyond!
4. If you are trained in Mental Health First Aid and work in a school setting, or if you are an Instructor that trains school staff, email EricaH@TheNationalCouncil.org to share your story for a chance to be featured on the blog!
During the transition back into the school year, students and teachers alike can face a variety of mental health challenges, so knowing how to recognize and provide assistance tailored to the individual's needs is important.
Thank you for being the difference in your community and spreading the word about Mental Health First Aid!