The COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest, and economic decline have been taking a toll on the mental health of Americans, including kids, as highlighted in many recent news stories:
A new survey done in August found that almost a quarter of U.S. high school and college students know someone who has had suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic. 55% of those students offered support to a peer whom they thought might be struggling with suicidal thoughts. And, 49% reported having a friend reach out to them. The survey also found:
Schools have had to readjust their plans to incorporate many new protocols and directives in response to COVID-19, but providing mental health resources to support both students and staff should also be a part of those plans.
The SafeSchools Online Training System includes expert-authored courses on mental health and wellness topics for your staff and students:
Anonymous Tip Reporting
Our SafeSchools Alert Tip Reporting System allows students, staff, and parents to confidentially report safety concerns, including concerns about the health and well-being of peers, to your administration 24/7/365 via mobile app, text, phone, email, and website.
To learn more about our SafeSchools Staff or Student Training or our Tip Reporting System, request a demo online.
Other Resources from SafeSchools
We have also published numerous blogs about the mental health crisis, including helpful resources and tips: