Thriving Minds: Building Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems

For many young people, the isolation, uncertainty, and trauma of the past few years have bred anxiety and depression, with potentially long-lasting effects on their success in school and beyond. Schools must respond to this need by providing thoughtful and effective mental health supports.

Thriving Minds is here to help. Through this initiative—a partnership between the Rennie Center, the Massachusetts School Mental Health Consortium, and BRYT—we offer learning opportunities and guidance in building comprehensive mental health systems that allow schools to support all students, now and in the future.


Supporting Students to Navigate School Avoidance

Presented by bryt
Wednesday, May 31st  |  2:30-3:30pm 

Surfacing that there are very legitimate and important reasons why young people aren't able to either show up or engage in school, this session hopes to help those that work closely with these students to continue to extend compassion. School avoidance allows a child or teen to escape distressing aspects of the school day, which provides immediate short-term relief. Collectivizing our thinking and discovering ways to navigate supporting these students are key and this session aims to do just that. 



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