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

Sessions will be held biweekly starting Oct 18 through Dec 13, 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, (at least 75% of) 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.



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

Dartmouth Health 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 10/18/2022
2 - Understanding inpatient psychiatric hospitalization 11/1/2022
3 - Recognizing and responding to students in distress 11/15/2022
4 - Improving school partnerships with community mental health and primary care services 11/29/2022
5 - Partnering with families 12/13/2022
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