Student Mental Health
Alexa Mattiello, Jenny Kohl, Kiersten Gardella & Isabella Carpiniello
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1. Description of Problem or Issue
Our topic that we will be researching is student mental health. We will be looking at secondary education students in particular. Through this research we will explore the causes of student mental health issues and how it effects their academic life. We will also be looking at what kind of resources are available for students within the school system and how we can help teachers become more aware of these issues.
TOPIC QUESTIONS
#1-What are some of the most common causes of student mental health issues?
#2-What are some of the effects that students with mental health issues must face in the school setting?
#3-What kind of resources are students provided with through the school system?
#4-What can we do to help teachers become more aware of these mental health issues amongst students?

2. Research Summary
CAUSES
There has recently been an increase in student mental health issues. Many students are feeling heavy amounts of pressure on them to perform well in school. Wether it is pressure from school, parents, or peers students are becoming increasingly overwhelmed, causing them to perform poorly in school.
EFFECTS
Overall the effects of student mental health problems are negative. After reading articles, it is clear that students that struggle socially, and have a mental health problem often end up having a negative effect on their school work. This is because they can't focus completely on their work because they are distracted by their emotions and other problems. When students have good mental health they are more able to focus on their work and do their best in school.
RESOURCES & TREATMENTS
After researching resources and treatments within schools, it is clear that many schools provide students with necessary resources and treatments, however, there is still more that can be done to help students. Many schools are trying to teach students as much as possible about mental health. Moreover, some schools are trying to provide parents with the necessary information about the mental health of their children. This will hopefully create a stronger alliance between the students, school, and parents, in order to create a safe environment for children that are struggling. The goal of informing both students and parents about mental health is to destigmatize mental illness. The GHQ-12 is used to help identify whether students are suffering from mental illness or not. Furthermore, many schools offer in school therapy for struggling students.
TEACHER AWARENESS
As of now, most schools do not have any sort of program implemented to train teachers on how to identify at-risk students for mental health disorders. However, there is hope because there are many new programs that school districts are using to help better their teachers and most importantly, the well-being of their students. Some of the ways in which we can support our teachers that I found during my research included: implementing training programs, taking more psychology classes in college, hiring more mental health professionals, providing in-school screenings and implementing school-based mental health programs.

3. Group Project Overview
We will show our powerpoint during our presentation.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d7CzSW0pzHd9p6iSsn-dLjh4XKUoUImRgexxN4Bknsc/edit#slide=id.p

4.Visual Representation
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5. Annotated Bibliographies
What can we do to help teachers become more aware of these mental health issues amongst students?
What are some of the effects that students with mental health issues must face in the school setting?
What are some of the most common causes of student mental health issues?
What kind of resources are students provided with through the school system?