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School Mental Health

What is School Mental Health?

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School mental health services and supports are an effective means of addressing the mental health needs of children and improving the learning environment. Comprehensive school mental services  help educators prevent and respond to crises, while fostering a school climate that supports teaching and learning. Highlighting stories of success and recovery helps reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

We can improve student outcomes through social and emotional supports by building positive relationships and increasing school engagement to help  concentrate on learning. Families are critical in their children’s education and that school staff needs be able to address mental health needs. Partnerships between schools, youth, families, and mental health providers can result in improved academic outcomes. 

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DPI has several helpful resources to provide guidance around school mental health services in Wisconsin schools. 

For questions about this information, contact (608) 266-8960