Information on this page addresses the following mental health topics:
- Behavioral Health;
- Bullying; and
For a complete listing of books from NASN, visit the bookstore online.
For a complete listing of Position Statements and Issue Briefs, go to position papers and reports on NASN.org.
Desrochers, J. & Houck, G. (2013). Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses.
Taras, H., Duncan, P., Luckenbill, D., Robinson, J., Wheeler, L., & Wooley, S. (Eds.) (2004). Health, mental health, and safety guidelines for schools. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. The copyright for this publication is held by the American Academy of Pediatrics & the National Association of School Nurses.
Selekman, J., Diefenbaeck, C., & Guthrie, S. (2013). Chapter 28 Mental health concerns. In J. Selekman (Ed.), School nursing a comprehensive text (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
National Association of School Nurses (2008). Position Statement. Mental health of students. Silver Spring, MD: Author.
NASN Continuing Education
For a complete listing of online continuing education programs, go to online continuing education on NASN.org.
A Nurse's Approach to Handling Sexting and Cyberbullying
1.0 CNE Contact Hour
FREE for NASN Members! (Non-member price: $15.00)
Plan, Prepare, Prevent: The SOS Online Gatekeeper Training Module
Offered by Screening for Mental Health
Available to nurses working in schools that have acquired a Signs Of Suicide (SOS) program in the past two years
To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Mental Health Resources
NASN Announces Strategic Partnership with PAR, Inc. to Provide Mental Health Assessment Training and Additional Benefits to NASN Members: New Partnership offers NASN members support in assessing mental health issues in their schools.
ADHD: Shared Focus
An educational program developed by Shire ADHD Patient Advocacy Specialists
Speak Up for Kids
A campaign from the Child Mind Institute
Support Children’s Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators
From the National Association of School Psychologists
Prevention Programs for Youth
Includes the SOS / Signs of Suicide
From Screening for Mental Health
Community Action Toolkit
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mental health, United States, 2010. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services SAMHSA.
Browse other publications from SAMHSA
In the Literature
Carnevale, T. (2013). Universal adolescent depression prevention programs: A review. Journal of School Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1059840512469231
Pryjmachuk, S., Graham, T., Haddad, M., & Tylee, A. (2012) School nurses’ perspectives on managing mental health problems in children and young people. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(5-6), 850-859.
Puskar, K. & Bernardo, L. (2007). Mental health and academic achievement: Role of school nurses. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 12(4), 215-223.
Stevenson, A., (2010). Evolving roles for school nurses: Addressing mental health and psychiatric concerns of Students. NASN School Nurse, 25(1), 30-33.
Page Last Updated March 2013