Learning About Mental Health at School

Learning About Mental Health at School

Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan integrated suicide prevention research project includes an arm of mental health education in schools. The schools-based program is a local adaptation of Youth Aware Mental Health (YAM), a program developed at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The YAM program has, in longitudinal analyses, been shown to be effective in reducing depression, negative emotional symptoms, conduct problems and suicidal ideation, plans and attempts.

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