Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Teen Mental Health: Supporting Schools and Expanding Resources

February 24, 2020 | 03:00 PM
04:30 PM ET

Teen Mental Health webinar graphic

Rates of mental illness and suicide have risen markedly among teens in recent years, as has substance use. Given the importance of early screening and access to resources, leaders are working with schools and taking new approaches to get teens help when they need it most.

This webinar explored:

  • Cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance misuse and suicide
  • The role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care
  • A program that brings evidence-based strategies to school professionals to help them address student behavioral health
  • Data showing how school connectedness can serve as a protective factor for students


John Auerbach, MBA
Trust for America's Health
Alexandra Mays, MHS
Healthy Schools Campaign
Audrey J. Harvey, MPH, CPH
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD
TRAILS; University of Michigan Medical School
Kathleen Ethier, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Presentation Slides

"The Federal Perspective on Adolescent Mental Health and the Value of Schools," Kathleen Ethier, CDC
"Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide," John Auerbach, TFAH
"Building State and Local Collaboration to Expand School Mental Health Services," Alexandra Mays, Health Schools Campaign
"Effective Mental Health Services, Accessible in All Schools," Audrey Harvey, BCBSM Foundation & Elizabeth Koschmann, University of Michigan Medical School