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Integrated Model of Mental Health

Mental health refers to the emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, physical and relational thriving of individuals and systems.

Integrated Model of Mental Health Talking Points 

  • ODE believes that mental health is centered within a continuum of care that meets each person’s needs for physical and emotional safety, security, social connection, identity, diversity and purpose.
  • The ODE Integrated Model of Mental Health recognizes and emphasizes the strengths, resilience, and ways of knowing of each individual within a school community, and prioritizes voice, choice, empowerment and transparency.
  • These values are supported by four, interconnected pillars of practice: trauma-informed care, social emotional learning (SEL), racial equity and anti-racism, and a strengths-focused multi-tiered system of support (MTSS).
  • Promoting mental health in school communities requires universal prevention (pedagogies and offerings that support students and adults in practicing and embodying healthy ways of being), in combination with targeted, culturally- and linguistically-attuned services.
  • Inherent to this effort is the explicit acknowledgment of the inequities, disparities, racism, oppression, marginalization, insults and assaults experienced by Black, Latinx, Asian, Indian/Tribal, LGBTQ2SIA+ community members, individuals with disabilities and others, and the commitment to changing the policies, practices and systems that perpetuate these harms.
Integrated Model of Mental Health

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B. Grace Bullock, Ph.D. - Director of Mental and Behavioral Health, Office of the Director

Inquiries can also be directed to the ODE Mental Health email address.

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