Healthy Kids Make Better Learners

Connecticut Association of 
School Based Health Centers


1.  View information on mental health and counseling in schools, state resources, and mental health screenings on

2.  Provide parents and teachers with mental health first aid resources and follow up with an open discussion.

3.  Promote the One Word One Voice One Life campaign in your community to prevent suicide and suicidal crisis.

4.  Print out copies of the mental health brief report and share with friends and family.

5.  Educate yourself on mental health disparities in Connecticut and what engages youth 

6.  Share these mental health tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics with your graduating high school seniors and their families.

7.  Learn more about how you can help children cope with tragedy.

8.  Attend a support group in Connecticut, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness Connecticut web page for times and locations near you.

9.  Write your legislator and emphasize the importance of accessible mental health care in your community.

10. Call the 2-1-1 infoline for information, referral and crisis intervention services.