Education is a core value of Mental Health America in Sheboygan County. By providing education and prevention programming to students in our community, we share knowledge about the importance of mental health and the warning signs of mental illness at an early age. It is our hope that, with this knowledge, more people will know when to reach out for help for themselves or a loved one, reducing stigma and saving lives in our community.
Students learn the signs, symptoms, and other aspects of depression and anxiety. Students will receive a list of resources available within the community.
Students learn the signs of depression and receive valuable information on how to help prevent suicide. The topic of self-inquiry can be included upon request. Suicide prevention information is distributed to all students.
Mental Health Awareness
Characteristics of good mental health are provided, along with a description of common mental illnesses. Students learn about healthy lifestyle choices, and discover that the brain can be affected by illness.
Students learn healthy ways to manage stress in their lives.
If you would like a presentation for younger ages and/or on a specific mental illness or another topic related to mental illness to meet your students' needs, please contact MHA.
mindful classroom initiative
MHA utilizes an evidence-based curriculum developed and used by Growing Minds. The Growing Minds curriculum lessons fall into four different categories, each relevant to concepts within the classroom. The first category discusses focus and attention. Students will participate in activities that will help them to train their attention, focus during distractions, and notice their surroundings. The second category targets self-awareness and self-regulation. Lessons focus on the five senses, being in the present moment, and pausing to make more thoughtful choices. The third category addresses thoughts and emotions. Students will learn that they have thoughts and emotions all the time and will learn to generate more kind thoughts and compassion for themselves. The fourth category discusses social skills and relationships. Students will discuss kindness, generosity, gratitude, and compassion in order to increase insight into others and create a stronger classroom and school community. Visit our MINDFUL CLASSROOM INITIATIVE page for more info.
if you are interested in having us come to your school please download and return this classroom interest form.
access to healing
Providing Access to Healing (PATH) is a United Way Initiative that helps provide confidential licensed mental health therapy in participating school districts throughout Sheboygan County. Partnered with Mental Health America and Ozaukee County Community Therapies, this school-based mental health program helps to create increased access to services for youth by removing financial and geographical barriers. Sheboygan County students in the PATH Program have experienced improved academic performance and social functioning and reduce suspensions, detentions, unexcused absences and symptoms.
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WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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