Keeping Students Safe: Practical Strategies for Supporting Students in Mental Health Distress

ECHO sessions will be held every other Tuesdays starting April 5, 2022 - May 31, 2022, from 3:30-4:30pm EST


This interactive, web-based learning series for school staff in New Hampshire will provide tools to better support the increased number of students experiencing mental health distress. Students are experiencing crisis levels of anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicidal ideation. Rooted in the pandemic and loss of in-person classes, school staff are also reporting delayed coping and socialization skills and insufficient backup from outside behavioral health counselors and facilities. Our goal, based on needs identified by schools, is to provide resources for the most urgent mental health issues facing school staff today, along with an opportunity for discussing de-identified situations and receiving peer support.


Learning Outcome:

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to design a plan of care that will best address the needs of students who are at risk of harm due to mental distress by completing accurate assessments that lead to appropriate support and referral to providers.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session/Title Date
1 - Recognizing and responding to students at serious risk of harm 4/5/2022
2 - Understanding inpatient psychiatric hospitalization 4/19/2022
3 - Recognizing and responding to students in distress 5/3/2022
4 - Improving school partnerships with community mental health and primary care services 5/17/2022
5 - Preparing for the next school year 5/31/2022
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