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Mental Health Goals & Strategies

 

GOAL 1: Increase healthy coping skills and stress reduction strategies.

STRATEGY #1a:  Implement activities that connect kids to nature

STRATEGY #1b:  Promote the Hopeline

STRATEGY #1c:  Implement Dementia Friends & Dementia Live trainings

STRATEGY #1d:  Explore Bounce Back programs components

STRATEGY #1e:  Support Implementation of Taking Care of You Courses

 

GOAL 2: Support coordination of mental health care services between schools, providers, & counties.

STRATEGY #2a:  Continue Youth Mental Health Collaboration

STRATEGY #2b:  Continue Promotion & Support of Make It OK, Mental Health First Aid, & School-Based Resilience Programming

STRATEGY #2c:  Seek funding & pilot schools for universal emotional health screenings

STRATEGY #2d: Explore the use of social-emotional screening tools by providers & schools for children under three

 

GOAL 3: Support coordination of mental health care services between schools, providers, & counties.

STRATEGY #3a:  Support roll out & strategic growth of United Way of St. Croix Valley 211

STRATEGY #3b: Search for funding & a pilot community for a built environment assessment

STRATEGY #3c: Ensure healthy food choices are available & plentiful

 

Mental Health by the Numbers

– 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year.

– In Pierce & St. Croix counties, 1 out of 4 high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks

– In Pierce & St. Croix counties, 12.6% of high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months.

 

See the full Mental Health by the Numbers Report

 

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