Jeanie Alter, PhD, Executive Director at the American School Health Association, discusses the intersection between the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) health model and school mental health. We cover how the model is designed to promote collaboration between various school personnel in order to improve school health – including school mental health.

About Jeanie
Dr. Jeanie Alter is the Executive Director of the American School Health Association. She is also an adjunct instructor for graduate courses at Indiana University. Prior to her role with ASHA, she served as an evaluator and technical assistance provider for community coalitions engaging in youth substance use prevention initiatives. She is a native Hoosier and lives in  Bloomington Indiana with her husband, son, dogs, and horse. Visit Jeanie at ASHA. Follow her on LinkedIn.
 
About Erika’s Lighthouse
We are a not-for-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Our vision is to make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. To become the leading provider of teen depression awareness programs and resources in middle school and high school communities. Our free programs include classroom curriculum, teen clubs and parent engagement resources. Learn more at Erika’s Lighthouse.org.