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Professional Development

Professional development is a complement to our classroom presentations, and grew from the request of school-based health providers.

We designed a 90-minute to three-hour program on teen mental health for school administrators and staff, including, front office staff, teachers, security guards, and after-school providers.

Youth suicide prevention and mental illness stigma is a complex issue. Our structured presentations are tailored to meet the needs of each group…and focus on:

  • Recognizing the mental health challenges youth face in New Mexico today,
  • Gaining insight into the support individuals with an illness and their families need,
  • Planting the seeds for building the case for increasing student access to mental health education and professionals,
  • Establishing mental illness, suicide, and anti-stigma education as critical to health education; and,
  • Gathering tools and resources for yourself, your classroom, and school community.