Mental Health Resources

As we close out Mental Health Awareness month , I am sending  additional  resources to address  Mental Health.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and ISBE is shining a light on some of the resources available to support mental health and well-being in schools.  

To begin, ISBE’s Student Advisory Council is helping to increase awareness of mental health by breaking down key terminology in a series of videos. Understanding issues related to mental health and well-being is the first step to providing or finding the support that’s needed. Watch and share the videos to hear from Illinois students about issues that affect how they show up to school and their readiness to learn, including: anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, stress, adverse childhood experiences or ACES, mental wellness, physical abuse, mental illness, and mental health.

Additional Resources

  • Resiliency is all about gaining emotional strength and feelings of hope, allowing us to move forward little by little.If your child is in such a state, or even if they are already doing actions, today I lay out a 3-step roadmap to use any time you think this resiliency skill could be positive for your kid or teen.
  • Here is our Mental Health Presentation. It is long, but filled with great resources

  • Self Care can play a role in maintaining your mental health 

Starting Self-Care