Initiative Description: A literature review was conducted. PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, PUBMED, and reference lists of relevant articles were searched for K-12 school-based mental health awareness interventions in the United States. A total of 15 studies were selected.
Study Results: Regarding mental health awareness,12 of the 15 selected studies improved knowledge, i9 of 15 studies improved attitudes and 5 studies improved help-seeking behaviors.
Reference: Salerno, J. P. (2016). Effectiveness of universal school-based mental health awareness programs among youth in the United States: A systematic review. Journal of School Health, 86(12), 922-931.
Level of Evidence: Good