Behavioral Health Resources
Behavioral Health is the promotion of mental health, resilience, and wellbeing; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities (US Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration).
OSPI Behavioral Health Programs
- Suicide Prevention
- LifeSkills Training Substance Abuse Prevention Grant
- Social and Emotional Learning
- School Counseling, School Social Work, and School Psychology
- School Health Services
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Interconnected Systems Framework
The SHAPE Quality Assessment may be used to improve the quality of a school mental health system. The assessment also includes a library of additional resources.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Some ESDs offer YMHFA training. Reach out to your region’s prevention center director for more information.
The School-Based Mental Health Referral Pathways Toolkit provides implementation guidance for buildings and districts looking to integrate behavioral health services into their settings. The Toolkit supports various models and delivery formats.