Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for NYS Schools, Families and Students

The events of the past year have caused an increase in depression, anxiety, and a worsening in the overall mental health of students. This memo includes resources tailored for use by educators, school administrators, and students and families. The resource includes handouts, videos, and information on suicide prevention training, along with information on the OMH Crisis Text Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  • Schools are encouraged to share this information with school staff, especially school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses, as well as with students and families.
  • For questions contact the Office of Mental Health spcny@omh.ny.gov or the Office of Student Support Services studentsupportservices@nysed.gov.

Click here to view the document: Supporting Student Mental Health Joint SED and OMH letter.

Click here to review this resource on the NYS Education Department School Health Services page under the heading: Mental Health Resources.