The iSOSY Mental Health Lessons have been developed to help normalize conversations with migratory students around mental health and encourage access to help when someone needs it. The information contained in all iSOSY resources is based on solid research about mental illness and mental health.
Awareness is the key to offering support for concerns. It's a way to begin conversations and make connections to enable the necessary interventions. Diagnosis of mental health concerns is always the role of professionals, but we as practitioners may learn to see signs and symptoms of mental health concerns. The sooner people get to the right resources, the sooner interventions can happen. And the sooner interventions happen, the better the outcomes! Thanks for being an advocate for improving the mental health of those we serve.
This information is presented for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for informed medical advice or training. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem without consulting a qualified health or mental health care provider. If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. You may also call 1-800-662-4357 to reach the National Helpline.