Supporting Children’s Mental Health in Our Schools and Our Communities

Back-to-School webinar in collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association

Together with The Hargan Group and the American Telemedicine Association, we recently hosted an expert panel to discuss the advancement post-pandemic of telehealth across the country and the importance of making mental health support available to students and their families. 

Moderator: Arthur Cooksey, CEO and Founder of Let's Talk Interactive

Panelists: Eric Hargan, Former Deputity Secretary for Health and Human Services

Dr. Elinor McCance-Katz, Former Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Kathy Ireland, philanthropist, health advocate, board member of Let's Talk Interactive

Elliot Vice, Director, Health Policy & Government Relations, Faegre Drinker

School Mental Health Resources

Case Study 

Learn about how telehealth is supporting student mental health access throughout the state of Florida. 

Grant and Funding Opportunities

Review upcoming funding applications and insight on how virtual health solutions can support many of these programs. 

Another great resource is the SAMHSA website which outlines Notice of Funding opportunities and resource guides on how to apply. 

HHS recently announced funding to support student mental health. 

Children telehealth kiosk

Virtual Care Policy News

Visit the American Telemedicine Association for the latest industry and policy news, events and resources.

Educator Resources

Educators are often the first to recognize mental health problems. Visit to learn about ways to help students and their families.

Additional Support Resources


The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. Call or text 988 or chat

National Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-HELP (4357)

Online free, confidential, service that provides information about treatment programs in specific geographic areas for mental health and substance use/addiction problems. Search filters help to find locations that match specific needs, like the type of treatment offered, groups served, or medication availability.

Web-based resources that include training and technical assistance to address mental health issues faced by our children in school settings

Protecting Youth Mental Health-The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory 2021

A Surgeon General’s Advisory is a public statement that calls the American people’s attention to an urgent public health issue and provides recommendations for how it should be addressed. This Advisory offers recommendations for supporting the mental health of children, adolescents, and young adults. Specific resources for support, education and technical assistance in addressing youth mental health are provided.

The National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)

The purpose of NTTAC is to increase access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for young people (birth to age 21) and their families, including young people experiencing serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance (SMI/SED).

Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

A guide to implementing mental health services in schools that can be reimbursed by Medicaid.

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