14 Ways for School Boards to Improve School Mental Health
By Jennifer Ulie-Wells
There is a mental health epidemic facing schools across the nation. Comprehensive school mental health systems build the foundations for schools to be able to create thriving environments and develop sustainable supports. A school board is a vital partner to improve the mental health of our students, staff, and families.
Mental illness is a biological, medical disorder similar to asthma or diabetes. There is not a choice to have depression any more than there would be to have heart disease. The difference is that the stigma associated with mental illness can be so strong.