Before facilitating a discussion on mental health with your students, reflect on the following questions. If you answer “no” to one or multiple question(s), please discuss with your colleagues and/or staff before progressing. 

  • Is this an appropriate time to have a mental health promotional discussion?
    • If there has been a recent loss or traumatic experience in the school population, group-setting mental health discussions are not appropriate. Instead, connect with mental health professionals and refer to Resources section 
  • Are mental health supports available in the school should students need/want professional help during or after the discussion? 
  • Have I accounted for cultural, religious, and social backgrounds within my school? 


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