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Strengthening Mental Health in Education

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.

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.

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Community Care Demonstration Project (CCDP) 
The Community Care Demonstration Project seeks to improve the mental health,
education, and overall health and well-being of Oregon’s students and families. This
video contains a description of the project's first year and includes interviews with District Administrators and Community Care Specialists & Coordinators, and the Project Director.