Behavioral health resource library

In response to the rising wave of mental health needs of our students due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting education and daily life, the Foundation seeks to improve and expand behavioral health capacity across the sector.  

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Funding for this program is sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation and the New York Community Trust.

Funding Opportunity from SAMHSA

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)
Application Due Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

The purpose of Project AWARE is to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Grant recipients are expected to build collaborative partnerships with the State Education Agency (SEA), Local Education Agency (LEA), Tribal Education Agency (TEA), the State Mental Health Agency (SMHA), community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth. Grant recipients will leverage their partnerships to implement mental health related promotion, awareness, prevention, intervention, and resilience activities to ensure that students have access and are connected to appropriate and effective behavioral health services. SAMHSA expects that this program will promote the healthy social and emotional development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence in school settings.

SAMHSA plans to issue 20 awards of up to $1,800,000 per year for up to 4 years.

How Do We Talk to Students About Suicide Rates in the Black Community?

Reducing Black suicide rates means discussing Black mental health. Learn more about suicide rates in the Black community.

Mental Health for Black and African American Students

Black and African American college students experience disparities in mental health care. Read this guide to find support, including online resources.

Why Black Women’s Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever Before

Learn about why mental health is important to Black women, and gather mental health resources.

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Resources on mental health equity

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Back to School resources

Back to School Outreach Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) created each of these resources for both the adult – parent, caregiver, teacher, coach, school administrator – and the child. Topics addressed include coping with hard home life, losing someone, fitting in with peers, and dealing with the pressures and temptations of social media. In this toolkit, MHA delves into a variety of feelings and behaviors and offer suggestions to help young people thrive.

The National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) compiled the following list of websites and free resources to help support youth, families, schools, and communities impacted by violence.

Supporting Students, Staff, Families, & Communities Impacted by Violence

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resources for sbhcs and providers

Urgent. Related. Preventable.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), overdose, and suicide are urgent, related, public health challenges that have consequences for us all. This resource provides resources on understanding ACEs, overdoses, and suicidal ideation.

Trauma ScreenTIME Training

Trauma screening is a crucial first step towards connecting children and families who have experienced trauma with support and appropriate services. Screening can also facilitate engagement with children and families to discuss trauma in a supportive and helpful way. 

Mental Health Association of New York's (MHANY) Upcoming Events and Webinars

As part of May's Mental Health Awareness Month 2022, MHANYS is offering a series of free webinars that are open to everyone.

Project TEACH

Project TEACH (Training and Education for the Advancement of Children's Health) is a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). This June they hosted a provider call, the recording can be found HERE and their slides on the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Grant (PMHCA) can be accessed HERE.

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Family Education Webinar Series

-School Mental Health Resource Training Center

The School Mental Health Resource & Training Center provides monthly educational webinars for families and caregivers. Join them live to ask questions, or watch from our complete list of recorded webinars on their website above.

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Resources for families and caregivers

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Research on Behavioral Health trends in children

Five-Year Trends in US Children’s Health and Well-being, 2016-2020 -JAMA Pediatrics

The study found that between 2016 and 2020, there were significant increases in children’s diagnosed anxiety and depression, decreases in physical activity, and decreases in caregiver mental and emotional well-being and coping with parenting demands.

As Teen Mental Health Worsens, Schools Learn How to Help


This article gives an overview of the growing mental health crisis among children and youth, and provides information on mental health training programs, such as Mental Health First Aid, For SBHCs, this resource can be used in its entirety or extrapolated for Talking Points and statistics when receiving buy-ins from School Community.

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Bolstering the Youth Behavioral Health System: Innovative State Policies to Address Access & Parity 

-Health Management Associates (HMA) Weekly Roundup

The brief examines policies aiming to advance access and availability of behavioral health services (encompassing mental health and substance use disorders) for youth. 


March 24, 2022

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona Announce a Joint Effort to Develop and Share Resources to Ensure Children Have Access to School-based Health Services

March 01, 2022

Statement of HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson on President Biden's National Mental Health Strategy


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