Mental Health
Mental health — an essential part of children's overall health — has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school and in society. Both physical and mental health affect how we think, feel and act on the inside and outside.   Knowing and understanding the disorder is essential to working with students diagnosed with these complex disorders.  Below you will find a plethora of resources to help you navigate your way to success with students experiencing problems with mental health related issues. 

Children's Mental Health Disorder FACT Sheet for the classroom
A reproducible document that contains symptoms and behaviors of the disorder, general information about the disorder, educational implications and instructional strategies and classroom accommodations to help students succeed. 
Children's Mental Health Disorders in the classroom 
Very similar to the document mentioned above, different format… More user friendly layout. 

Infant and Early Childhood FACT Sheet for Parents and Early Educators 
Great resource for both parents and early educators.  Includes information about the disorder, what it might look like for a child of this age, a list of the symptoms, strategies to try, how to document concerns and next steps for families or early educators. 
MACMH: Infant and Early Childhood Division 

Online Resources:
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH)
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children's Mental Health
Kids Mental Health 
School Mental Health 
Web MD Mental Illness in Children 
Behavior Health Services 
National Institute of Mental Health 
Children's Mental Health Network 
Mental Health America, What every child needs for good mental health.