School Education Programs
Our team is preparing for exciting updates to the ETE / EMM programs to meet educators’ needs in a post-pandemic world.
NAMI NJ School Education Programs goals are to educate youth, school staff, and adults about mental health and mental illness. Educating the Educators and Every Mind Matters provide educators with knowledge and strategies that help children and teens succeed in school and lead successful lives. Our School Education Programs seek to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and educate individuals about warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one is showing symptoms of a mental health condition. To learn more about our programs: Educating the Educators (ETE), Every Mind Matters (EMM), and Ending the Silence (ETS) click on these headings or email [email protected].
Youth Mental Health Statistics (from NAMI.org)
– 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
– 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.
– High school students with significant symptoms of depression are more than twice as likely to drop out compared to their peers.
– Students aged 6-17 with mental, emotional or behavioral concerns are 3x more likely to repeat a grade.