Mental Health Awareness Month
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? 37% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of school, which is the highest dropout rate of any disability group, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In the last two years, we have seen a 20% jump in the number of students having mental health issues. With kids as young as 8 in crisis, we are training teachers, parents and other caring adults like you in Mental Health First Aid. Learn to recognize the signs of distress, so you can put the phrase “see something, say something” into action. Join us for an upcoming session, to make sure that red flags will be noticed, students will receive greater care, and schools will be safer.