Series: School Mental Health: Beacons of Hope

Ep 7: The Changing Role of School Counselors Around Mental Health

Kirsten Perry, SEL Specialist with Chicago Public Schools and the President of the Illinois School Counselors Association, discusses the evolving role of school counselors in addressing student mental health. Following the ASCA model, school counselors are taking a larger role in Social-Emotional Learning and being more proactive in student development. About Kirsten Kirsten Perry is […]

Ep 6: Integrating Mental Health into Physical Education

Stephanie Morris, CEO of SHAPE America, discusses how to integrate mental health into physical education. The discussion focuses on health.moves.minds. programming from SHAPE America, mutli-disciplinary collaboration within schools and how we can create culture change within buildings. About Stephanie Stephanie A. Morris serves as Chief Executive Officer at SHAPE America, the nation’s largest membership organization […]

Ep 5: Empowered Teens Changing the World

The team from The Dealing Deck, Adelle and Emma, discuss how their teen-founded business are tackling adolescent mental health challenges in schools. Ilana Sherman, MPH, Director of Education with Erika’s Lighthouse, then shares how Teen Empowerment Clubs around the world are changing school cultures by building inclusive communities around mental health. About The Dealing Deck […]

Ep 4: WSCC Model & School Mental Health

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 […]

Ep 3: Anxiety and the Continuum of Mental Health Challenges

Sally Stevens, School Mental Health Administrator and Author, discusses stress, anxiety and the continuum of mental health challenges in youth. The discussion focuses on the importance of education and awareness, early identification and intervention to support student mental health. Sally is the author of Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: 10-Minute Methods to Reduce Stress and […]