Mental Health in Public Schools

Coverage of Mental Health in Our Schools

Mental Health in Our Schools Part 1

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Mental Health in Our Schools Part 2

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Final Statement from the 2018 NEARI Mental Health Summit

"Addressing mental health in our schools is crucial. We are making this document available because our educators and education support professionals see firsthand every day that their students need mental health supports. The people who educate and nurture Rhode Island's students want resources to help their kids. Let's continue the conversation from their recommendations and work together to make it happen."

- NEARI President Larry Purtill

In November of 2018, NEARI hosted a Mental Health Summit with hundreds of educators and members. At that event, we collectively identified the areas of need to support mental health for Rhode Island students. A smaller committee then met and put together this final document. It is our hope that with community partners we can use these recommendations to guide mental health advocacy for our students on the state and local level. We are in the midst of a mental health crisis and our students are counting on us.

Read the full document online

Read in PDF format

NEARI locals can email us for hard copies to share with their membership. Email request to: 

The 2019 Mental Health Summit is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. 

Visit the Mental Health 2019 Page for details and registration.


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