mental health awareness in arkansas

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness in schools is of paramount importance as it directly impacts the well-being and academic success of students. Young minds are particularly susceptible to the challenges of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, and schools provide a crucial platform for early identification and intervention. By fostering an environment where mental health is openly discussed and supported, schools can help reduce the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health concerns. This, in turn, encourages students to reach out for assistance when needed, leading to improved emotional resilience and overall mental well-being.

Furthermore, promoting mental health awareness in schools not only benefits individual students but also contributes to the creation of a more inclusive and empathetic school community. Students learn valuable life skills such as empathy, active listening, and emotional regulation, which are essential not only for their personal growth but also for building positive relationships and resolving conflicts. By integrating mental health education into the curriculum and offering counseling services, schools play a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation's mental health and helping them become well-rounded, emotionally intelligent individuals ready to face life's challenges.


Coalition Against Drug Abuse
Al-Anon and Alateen
MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions
SMART: Self-Management and Recovery Training
Souls Self Help Central

Gam-Anon Family Groups International Service Office
Phone: 718-352-1671; Fax: 718-746-2571
Gamblers Anonymous
Phone: 213-386-8789; Fax: 213-386-0030

mental health series

In today's world, recognizing the significance of mental health is playing in the lives of our children is important. Parents hold a crucial role in shaping their children's views and behaviors around well-being. The phrase "Erase The Stigma” is a call to action, emphasizing the need to break down the barriers surrounding mental health and the role parents play. Let’s explore the importance of parents taking the lead in erasing the stigma surrounding mental health and fostering awareness in their children. 

Join us and start by reading this December's Mental Health Newsletter (English/Spanish). As always, check out the resources where you can access free courses led by licensed therapists on more than 50 topics. Check out the course titled, Connect with Your Child by Parenting with Purpose. To access the course, simply navigate to and click on-demand courses

The Jacksonville North Pulaski School has partnered with the Cook Center to offer families free webinars about mental health awareness.

May 18, 2023 English: Social Media:Protecting Your Child

May 18, 2023 Spanish: Social Media:Protecting Your Child

June 20, 2023 English: De-escalating Cycles of Conflict

June 20, 2023 Spanish: De-escalating Cycles of Conflict

November 8, 2023: Helping Your Child Succeed:

January 23, 2024 - Depression: You Are Not Alone