Mental Health Literacy Curriculum

The concerns of education stakeholders about teachers’ mental health literacy mirror the lack of opportunities provided in their training. There is a need for a formal mental health literacy curriculum in teacher preparation programs. In addition, current teacher candidates must explore different avenues to prepare for the mental health needs they will face in their classrooms.

Authors: Susan Rodger, Kathy Hibbert, Alan D.W. Leschied, Laurel Pickel, Magdalena Stepien, Melanie-Anne Atkins, Adam Koenig, Jessica Woods, and Matthew Vandermeer (2014)

Keywords: Mental health; Education; Curriculum

Summary by: Jenny Kassen