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Mental Health and Well-being

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

ODE has a number of mental and behavioral health initiatives that focus on the prevention, intervention and response to the mental health needs of school communities. These include:

  • Care & Connection

    Mental Health Toolkit

    Oregon Classroom WISE

  • Integrated Model of Mental Health

    Mental Health Guidance & Resources

    Strengthening Mental Health in Education Initiative

  • Suicide Prevention (Adi's Act)

    School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS)

    Every Student Belongs

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988, or chat at The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 and offers compassionate care and support for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, substance use, or any other kind of behavioral health crisis. You can also dial 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Centering Health and Well-Being in Education Resource (developed by ODE and OHA, fall 2022)


Other Resources