Educator Newsletter


Teaching Resilient Students and Raising Healthy Teens: Mental health, substance use and suicide prevention resources for educators and parents

This monthly newsletter provides a list of curated resources and activities to support social emotional development, healthy coping as well as crisis support for educators, students and parents.

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Edition 28, September 2023

This edition shared activities and resources for Suicide Prevention Week.

Edition 27, August 2023

This edition shared back-to-school resources, opportunities to get involved with Directing Change, and more.

Edition 26, July 2023

This edition shares a mini grant opportunity, summer mental health tips, and other resources.

Edition 25, June 2023

This edition shares a summer viewing guide, art prompts, and a mental health resources hub.

Edition 24, May 2023

This edition shares events and activities for May’s Mental Health Month.

Edition 23, April 2023

This edition includes information about our Mental Health Spirit day for schools and organizations, our 2023 Award Ceremony, a stress relief resource for parents, and more.

Edition 22, March 2023

This edition shares information about a student mental health event, a parent stress line, and our mental health journal for youth.

Edition 21, February 2023

This edition includes information about the annual contest, the monthly Hope & Justice prompt, and mindfulness exercises for educators.

Edition 20, January 2023

This edition shares a holiday message as well as our Mental Health Thrival Kit request form and January’s Hope & Justice prompt.

Edition 19, December 2022

This edition shares resources for educators to support youth mental health, our mental health journal, and the current Hope & Justice contest.

Edition 18, November 2022

This edition shares the monthly Hope & Justice prompt and mental health videos for educators to share with students.

Edition 17, October 2022

This edition provides free mental health resources for schools, information about the annual film contest, and a stress relief guide.

Edition 16, September 2022

This edition shares October’s Hope & Justice Prompt, the mini lesson plan of the month, and back to school resources.

Edition 15, August 2022

This edition shares Directing Change films and handouts for back-to-school:

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend, call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (24/7)
Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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