What is Mental Health 101?
Mental Health 101 is our early intervention program for middle and high school students across Tennessee. Mental Health Association staff visit more than 120 schools annually, serving over 30,000 students in the academic year.
Students are eager to learn about mental health because many know their peers are struggling with mental health problems or struggling themselves. Our outcome data shows gains in demonstrable knowledge of mental illness signs and symptoms, symptom duration, suicidal behaviors, and how to intervene.
Miss Laura: Thank you for coming and teaching our class. I learned a lot. I have noticed that I have the symptoms of depression. I would never have known if you didn’t come. So thank you!
Mental Health 101 was really good. It was even better than what I got from my doctor because it made me feel like I’m normal and not crazy.
I was so impressed! The teacher built rapport with my students and related to them in such an understanding manner. I believe they learned valuable information from her and felt they could trust her in just one class period. She was attentive to their needs, caring, and very kind to the students.
This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services