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Mental Health America Provides New Resources on Student Mental Health
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Aug 22, 2013 - 7:17:10 PM

Back to Campus, Back to School Material Offers
Guidance for Students, Parents, Administrators

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August , 2013)-In recognition of the challenges a new school year presents , Mental Health America is providing new resources on student mental health.

"A student's mental health is just as important as their general health," said Wayne W. Lindstrom, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. "We know the start of a new school year can be a stressful time for students all ages. These resources are designed to help everyone-students, parents and administrators-promote good mental health and ensure resources are available."

A Back to Campus toolkit (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/backtocampus) includes fact sheets for students and information for colleges and universities about what types of services should be in place to address the mental health needs of the student body:


A Back to School List of Tips (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/back-to-school) provides important steps parents can take to support their child as he or she heads back to school.

Mental Health America's website has additional material on children's mental health. For more information, go to http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/children.

Mental Health America (www.mentalhealthamerica.net), founded in 1909, is the nation's leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. With our 240 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions-Advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; and delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness Programs and Services.

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