Mental Health and Counseling Resources

NYSED Resources

Mental Health Law - This amendment to Health Education Law goes into effect July 2018. It will require mental health education as a part of a Health Education program

Mental Health Resources for Educators  - from NYSED - from RENÉE L. RIDER, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER August 2016

Mental Health Education Law for Health Education Power Point from Student Support Services Update to Education Law Article 17 Section 804, effective July 2018. Includes links to resources. Covers areas like Trauma Informed, SEL, PPS, and school climate as well.

Crisis/Trauma, Disaster and Bereavement

American School Counselors Association resources including talking points and links. 

American Psychiatric Nurses Association resources dedicated to dealing with traumatic events that may be of benefit to you and schools.

Center for School Mental Health (University of Maryland)-Resources and links on mental health support for those experiencing disaster trauma.

National Association of School Psychologists  resources  to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with traumatic or unsettling events.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement- Trauma and bereavement support services within school settings to help students, staff and families. Provides resources, training materials, consultation assistance for schools,

Quick Find Clearing House of Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Response Information-Resources for crisis planning, training staff, school-based crisis teams. Contains handouts for staff, students and parents on grief, violence, stress and assisting students with traumatic loss.

SAMSHA Coping with Traumatic Events-Multiple resources on behavioral health issues related to disaster ifor children, youth and first responders.

Disaster Distress Helpline-Provides trained counselors who can provide crisis counseling, info on how to recognize distress and its effects and/or referrals to local crisis call centers. Open 24 hours, every day of the year, call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.

Mental Health Services Facility Locator is an online, map-based program to find near-by facilities.

General Mental Health Resources

Addressing Barriers to Learning-Provides a glossary of key terms related to mental health and psychosocial problems.

2-1-1  Connects about 90% of the U.S. population to information to services available in their community. It is administered through a national partnership between United Way Worldwide and the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS)

Center for Mental Health In Schools-UCLA School Mental Health Project-Comprehensive listing of mental health resources for school nurses, staff, parents and students including crisis and disaster response, violence, suicide, and includes:

Children's Mental Health Network-Weekly news and analysis of key issues on children's' mental health including emotional and behavioral challenges. (US Dept. of Health and Human Services) Mental health basics, what to look for and where to get help. Includes eating disorders, suicide and OK2TALK is a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems.

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)-Educational resources, research publications and updates, statistics and news related to mental health topics. Click on the Health and Education tab. This agency is part of the National Institute of Health.


Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools (SAMHSA)

YouMatter is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline site for youth, complete with a blog where visitors can share problems and get support. Reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at   1-800-273-8255.

Page last updated 12/3/17