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Mrs. Heather Sinton
Mrs. Heather Sinton
High School Child Study Team: School Psychologist/Case Manager
973-429-8300 ext. 2019
Four Ways to Improve Student Mental-Health:
1. Offer a continuum of school and community mental-health supports.
2. Broaden access to school mental-health supports beyond special education.
3. Improve school-community collaboration to provide integrated and coordinated mental-health care.
4. Empower families to manage the myriad decisions and resources they need to meet their child's mental-health needs.
National Association of School Psychologists
Mental Health In Schools:
How We Talk About It
Many mental health conditions first appear in youth and young adults, with 50% of all conditions beginning by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
One in six youth have a mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, but only half receive any mental health services.
Early treatment is effective and can help young people stay in school and on track to achieving their life goals. In fact, the earlier the treatment, the better the outcomes and lower the costs.
Schools can play an important role in helping children and youth get help early. School staff — and students — can learn to identify the warning signs of an emerging mental health condition and how to connect someone to care.
Schools also play a vital role in providing or connecting children, youth, and families to services. School-based mental health services bring trained mental health professionals into schools and school-linked mental health services connect youth and families to more intensive resources in the community.
When we invest in children’s mental health to make sure they can get the right care at the right time, we improve the lives of children, youth and families!
National Alliance on Mental Illness.
"Every Child is a Different Kind of Flower, And All Together, Makes this World a Beautiful Garden."