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The Benefits of School Mental Health

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School mental health (SMH) refers to systematic and streamlined partnerships between schools and communities to support a full continuum of mental health supports in schools. SMH programs have increased substantially over the past few decades, showing promise for enhancing the wellness and reducing the mental illness of children across the United States. In particular, SMH programs help to increase access to quality mental health care for the most vulnerable communities, including those in rural settings. In addition to facilitating access to care, SMH offers numerous benefits including greater follow-through with initiated care, ability to see students in their natural environment (school) and generalize skills to that setting, ability to engage key socialization agents (teachers, parents), opportunities for screening and early identification of mental health concerns, and opportunities to offer mental health activities across a full continuum of care (i.e., multitiered systems and supports). This chapter discusses these benefits of SMH programs both broadly and in the context of rural communities.

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Hoover, S.A., Mayworm, A.M. (2017). The Benefits of School Mental Health. In: Michael, K., Jameson, J. (eds) Handbook of Rural School Mental Health. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64735-7_1

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