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December 1, 2020

School Tool / Mental Health Resources for Educators

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  • A fact sheet "Black and African American Communities and Mental Health" created by Mental Health America gives a good overview and statistics on mental health and mental illness among Black Americans, including exploring barriers that often surface for Black Americans seeking treatment. There are links to info on bipolar disorder and depression in this community and a list (with links) of mental health resources—including free trainings and webinars, directories of therapists, and sources of financial help.

  • School leaders looking to give teachers information on compassion fatigue should look at the "Self-Care for Educators" fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  •'s "50 Resources to Support the Mental Health of Teachers and School Staff" links to sources of help: mental health support for educators (including virtual gatherings), and lists of websites, podcasts, etc. on teacher wellness.

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