April 22, 2024 4 min read

Mental Health Awareness Month 2024




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Free Mental Health Awareness Month Resources for K-12 Schools

The youth mental health crisis remains a top priority for school leaders, educators, parents, and students themselves. Schools are uniquely positioned to support students and continue to expand the mental health and well-being programs and supports for students.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Vector Solutions is providing a variety of free, valuable resources to educators and administrators to support your student mental health initiatives this month and throughout the year. Check out some of our free resources below!



Guide | 10 Strategies to Help Students Manage Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety affects nearly one-third of middle and high-school-aged students and has only increased since the pandemic. When school administrators and staff understand stress and anxiety – and have strategies to help students manage those feelings – it can make a big difference for students and create a more effective learning environment. This guide offers strategies for understanding and managing student stress and anxiety, strategies to create a supportive school environment, suggestions for ways to support teacher well-being.

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Webinar | Student Mental Health: Strategies for Recognizing, Understanding, and Preventing Student Self-Harm

This presentation is dedicated to equipping K-12 educators and leaders with the knowledge and tools to effectively identify, understand, and prevent self-harm among students. We will explore warning signs, underlying causes, the importance of peer support, and strategies for prevention. By fostering a supportive and informed environment for all students, including marginalized groups such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students, educators can play a crucial role in promoting student well-being and preventing self-harm.

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Guide | Ten Tips to Prevent Bullying & Suicide in Schools

Written by nationally recognized school safety expert Scott Poland, this guide provides prevention strategies to reduce bullying and suicide in schools. Topics include: implementing a school-wide bullying prevention program; how to train parents on reducing bullying and cyberbullying; and how to create a suicide prevention task force.

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Guide | Strategies for Implementing an Effective SEL Program

A child’s social and emotional development can have a significant impact on their success – both in and out of school. Research has associated social and emotional learning (SEL) programs with improved academics. And social and emotional skills – which include self-management, responsible decision-making, the ability to build positive relationships, and more – will continue to serve students as they move through adolescence and into adulthood, and as they join the workforce. This guide offers five important steps for implementing an SEL program at your school!

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