Mental Health

Mental Health
In California

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.


Matthew Shepard Foundation:  
Resources for youth: 
Hate crimes reporting and stats: 
Guide to state wide advocacy & hate crime reporting: 
Resource for teachers (w/ GLSEN): 
Laramie project info/contacts: 

The Trevor Project: 
Resources for educators:
Model for school policy on suicide prev.
American foundation for suicide prevention:
Toolkit for schools/after suicide:
Toolkit for high schools/suicide prevention:

SF State University – Family acceptance 
Resources for families (PDF):
(can order print copies of booklet) 
Faith-based resources (LDS)
(can order print copies) 
Multi-outcome intervention model:
(great graphic) 
Practitioners guide to supporting families:
Research on family rejection:
Family acceptance – effects on mental 
School bullying & violence of LGBT 
youth & effects on mental health:
School victimization of non gender- 
conforming youth & mental health 
Best practices for youth in out of home 
Educators & mental health in the classroom 
Inclusive classrooms/teacher training/mental 
Trauma informed education 
The National Child Traumatic Stress network
Child trauma toolkit for educators/schools
Framework for trauma-informed schools
Addressing race and trauma in the classroom – 
**** this website has MANY resources and toolkits *** 
How trauma is changing children’s brains
California and mental health 
Statistics on mental health in CA
Quick refernence guide (great!)
Infographic (great!!!)
CA Dept of education & mental health
Mental health intervention in Preschool
Anxiety in students
Students need more mental health resources
Social workers in schools 
Need for social workers in schools