Technology: Offering a New Approach to Mental Health

Mayo High School

The purpose of this project is to present students with a new, more comprehensive option for addressing mental health needs within the school environment. By using iPads and specific Mental Health Applications, educators will be able to use a variety of research based, best practice strategies with students struggling with mental health issues which impact school achievement, conduct and attendance. These applications will help students reflect on their experiences in a concrete way, which is particularly important during the time of adolescence. Students who have varied opportunities to practice these skills will benefit by improved school functioning, increased community connections and emotional regulation.