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The following resources have been gathered to help providers who currently provide supported education services or who support college students on campus in the Office of Disability/Accessibility, Counseling/CAPS, and other academic support offices. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a few targeted resources that may be helpful.
“Much has been written about the mental health challenges young people are facing in 2020. The health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in learning, missed milestones, and the racial reckoning in the United States have exacerbated an already existing mental health crisis.
In addition to the great need, there are many barriers to supporting young people’s mental health. Yet, young people are often not consulted in designing and allocating mental health services and resources. To have the greatest impact now and in the future, young people’s leadership and lived experience are critical. We must build on what has helped them and invest in what they feel would empower them to change their mental health and their communities’ mental health.
Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) new report, Young People’s Mental Health in 2020: Hope, Advocacy, and Action for the Future, shares the perspectives of 1,906 14-24-year-olds who completed the Young People’s Mental Health Survey.”
This report includes findings on: The science behind mental health promotion, social and emotional learning (SEL) and education; Making the case for mental health promotion and SEL in schools and early care and education to improve health and advance the conditions for learning; The current challenges and opportunities for communities, schools, early care and education and other stakeholders in mental health promotion and SEL; and Specific policy recommendations to promote mental health and the conditions for learning in schools and early care and education.