Integrating Mental Health Literacy Into Social–Emotional Learning

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. define mental health literacy and describe its importance for youth.
  2. discuss ways to integrate mental health education into social–emotional learning programs.
  3. describe the similarities in the goals, content, and implementation strategies of mental health literacy and SEL programs.


In order for students to gain mental health literacy, school-based programs that focus on such is needed in schools. Mental health issues are common among youth, so it is critical that they are provided the appropriate information and supports to educate them on mental health. Mental health literacy can be integrated into social–emotional learning programs through their shared similar goals, content, and implementation strategies.



Colby Tibbitts, University of Northern Iowa

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