Mental Health Resources from OSPI!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are focused on the message “Together for Mental Health.” A growing number of individuals are experiencing mental health support needs, including our students with disabilities. All students should access mental health supports as part of a larger multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) and, when necessary, students with disabilities receive additional, individualized supports through the IEP process.
Here are a few partner resources available to support students, families, and teams with accessing mental health supports:
- Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) – Youth Mental Health Communication Toolkit: No Shame in Your Brain
- OSPI webpage with Mental, Social, & Behavioral Health resources
- NAMI Mental Health Awareness Month resources
- UW SMART Center page
- Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Website
- Promoting Social and Behavioral Success for Learning in Elementary Schools
- Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health
- Center on PBIS: Resources to Support Students Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellbeing & Mental Health
- US Department of Ed: Supporting Student Social Emotional Behavioral Health
- Classroom WISE (free mental health literacy online course and resources for educators)