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Moving Beyond the Classroom: 100 Lorain Teachers Trained in Mental Health First Aid

Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education

Project_AWARE_Ohio_logo_color.jpgProject AWARE Ohio is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Education, the Center for School Based-Mental Health Programs at Miami University and the educational service centers within three pilot communities: Cuyahoga County, Warren County and Wood County. Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Project AWARE Ohio supports schools and communities in:

  • Raising awareness of behavioral health issues among school-aged youth;
  • Providing training to detect and respond to mental health challenges and crisis in children and young adults; and
  • Increasing access to behavioral health supports for children, youth and families.

website_graphic.pngIncreasing Skills to Identify and Respond to Signs of Mental Health Problems in School Age Youth - Statewide resources and trainings available to school staff and community partners raise awareness of the mental health needs of youth and how to intervene.

 


OCTOBER 

Depression AWAREness Month 

  • Depression is the third leading cause of adolescents' mental illness and disability.
  • Depression is a critical factor in suicide, which is the third leading cause of death in adolescents ages 15 to 19. 

 Resources:

Contact Information  
 
Mary Wise, M.S.W., M.S.C.E.
Project AWARE Coordinator
216-901-4201 
 
      Denise Pietrzak, M.S.S.A.
Project AWARE System Navigator
216-525-2524 
 
 System Navigation
 
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
 
 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
 
 Project AWARE
 
    

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