Providing Access to Healing (PATH) is a United Way of Sheboygan County Initiative that helps provide confidential licensed mental health therapy in participating school districts throughout Sheboygan County. Partnered with Mental Health America in Sheboygan County and Ozaukee County Community Therapies, this school-based mental health program helps to create increased access to services for youth by removing financial and geographical barriers. Sheboygan County students in the PATH Program have experienced improved academic performance and social functioning and reduce suspensions, detentions, unexcused absences and symptoms.
FOR ADDITIONAL LOCAL YOUTH THERAPISTS OUTSIDE OF THE PATH PROGRAM - Please visit the THERAPIST DIRECTORY and search for specific youth focused topics as well as specify youth ages served.
Students learn the signs, symptoms, and other aspects of depression and anxiety. Students will receive a list of resources available within the community.
Students learn the signs of depression and receive valuable information on how to help prevent suicide. The topic of self-inquiry can be included upon request. Suicide prevention information is distributed to all students.
Mental Health Awareness
Characteristics of good mental health are provided, along with a description of common mental illnesses. Students learn about healthy lifestyle choices, and discover that the brain can be affected by illness.
Students learn healthy ways to manage stress in their lives.
If you would like a presentation for younger ages and/or on a specific mental illness or another topic related to mental illness to meet your students’ needs, please contact MHA.
Within our Mindful Student Series, MHA utilizes an evidence-based 10 week curriculum developed and used by Growing Minds. The Growing Minds curriculum lessons fall into four different categories, each relevant to concepts within the classroom.
Our Mindful Educator Series utilizes the best in evidence-based education, resources, and practices to help teachers develop their own mindfulness practice as well as then teach it to their students. A Mindful Day, written by the MHA mindfulness staff included in the 8 hour series provides a detailed example of how to integrate the practices throughout the school day in the most effective and efficient way.
PLEASE VISIT THE SCHOOL MINDFULNESS PAGE FOR MORE INFO
If you are interested in a youth mental health topic seminar please download and return this classroom interest form. If you are interested in the Mindful Classroom Initiative, please CLICK HERE for more details and interest form. CURRENT VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.