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Mental Health

Welcome to the School Mental Health Page!

We can all help prevent suicide.  The 988 lifeline provides 24 hour 7 days a week, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.  Call or text 988 anytime or click here to chat online

Today, the impact of a student's mental health on their ability to learn and achieve academically is becoming more and more widely understood, accepted, and addressed. In order for students to reach their greatest potential, they must be educated in a safe and emotionally healthy environment.  This page offers resources, links, and materials that are related to mental health and its importance in the school setting.

Scott Hutchins, School Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, hutchinss1@michigan.gov, 517-241-7099 - Direct Service Provision, 31n, C4S, Medicaid

Mike Leathead, School Education Consultant Manager leatheadm@michigan.gov, 517-335-1730 - trauma informed practices and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention

31n Resources

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies and Support Documents

School Tragedy Resources for Parents and Educators

Suicide Prevention Resources:

Additional Resources:

Local Programs for Schools: 

  • National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children - Equipping professionals with the right tools for trauma counseling.         
  • MINDS - The Mental Illness Needs Discussion Sessions is an organization that aims at educating young people about mental illness. 
  • The University of Michigan's Depression Center - The nation's first comprehensive center devoted to depression education and information. 
  • Ele's Place - A healing center for grieving children. 

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