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Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources and Support for Students and Educators

As May comes to a close, we’d like to acknowledge that it is Mental Health Awareness Month. We know that it’s not only students who need urgent mental health support—with teacher burnout and mental health crises on the rise,  it is critical that students and teachers across the board receive the support they need.

While strategies like taking a coffee, tea, or stretch break and the countless self-care activities we can do to maintain our mental health are certainly available and important to us, we also recognize that support from our organizations and communities, and proper access to appropriate resources are critical to fostering healthy and secure teachers, students, and families.

To support educators and students, we’ve compiled a (short, non-exhaustive) list of free mental health-related resources. For further assistance with mental health issues, please see the National Institute for Mental Health’s resources on finding providers, treatments, or help in crises. Furthermore, you can view the full list of Corwin’s emotional learning resources here.

And lastly, Corwin Connect would like to acknowledge the horrific tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that claimed 19 students and two teachers. To support educators and students through the trauma and anxiety that these events so often bring, we’ve also added resources related to easing stress and discussing difficult or traumatic events with students.

Checklists, Toolkits, and Archived Webinars:

Support Groups:

Hotlines:

As the school year ends, we hope that everyone finishes strong, and has a restful, mindful summer. If you’ve benefitted from any mental health resource, program, or community, let us know! We would love to hear from you and collaborate on ways we can best support students, teachers, and educational leaders alike.

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Caitlin Henderson is an Editorial Intern at Corwin and a Communication student at University of California, Santa Barbara. In her free time, she enjoys writing, curling up to a good book, or visiting the beaches in Santa Barbara.

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  • I’m really glad to see that you’ve included the hotline numbers in this post. I heard on NPR today that there are plans to roll out 988 soon. It’s an alternative to 911 for mental health crisis where trained professionals show up to help – not police officers.

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