Mental Health

NASN Resources

NASN continues as a member of a development workgroup focused on refining an intervention for school nurses to use to reduce student anxiety called CALM – Child Anxiety Learning Modules. This work is being lead by the University of Connecticut Health Center and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and funded by the Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences. The project is approaching the end of its second year. It is currently in the randomized control trial phase, comparing CALM to relaxation. The resources being developed will support evidence-based practice related to childhood anxiety. (Updated 09/07/2016)

See Something, Say Something: The School Nurse Role in Bullying Prevention -- Bullying prevention flyer and pledge to post in the school nurse office. 

NASN Anti-Bullying Efforts community and discussion list: Join this community and discuss anti-bullying efforts and strategies. (Sign in to join.)

Desrochers, J. & Houck, G. (2013).  Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice.  Silver Spring, MD:  National Association of School Nurses.

National Association of School Nurses (2017). The school nurse’s role in behavioral health of students (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Other Resources

Child Mind Institute: Speak Up for Kids 
Annual public education campaign promoting awareness of children's mental health issues.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

National Association of School Psychologists: Resources for Families and Educators

National PTA: Emotional Health 

Screening for Mental Health: Programs

Stop Bullying: Speak Up (Cartoon Network) 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


SAMHSA KnowBullying app 

Tourette Association of America: Stand Up for Tourette Syndrome Video and Teacher's Guide

Page last updated April 2017.