Mental Health America and Impero Software Release White Paper on Addressing Stress and Loneliness in Schools
“Mental Health in America’s Schools – A Guide to Supporting Students” provides tips and best practices to identify and address potential concerns
Austin, TX, Jan 14, 2020 – Nearly half of 11- to 17-year-olds say they are stressed out and more than two million have major depression issues, a rise of more than 4 percent in the last five years. To help school staff and parents address these growing concerns, Mental Health America (MHA) has partnered with Impero Software to produce the white paper Mental Health in America’s Schools – A Guide to Supporting Students. The white paper discusses the latest information about stress and loneliness among youth, shares warning signs and provides guidance for early intervention and support. To download the white paper visit: http://bit.ly/MHwhitepaper.
“Mental Health America is happy to partner with Impero on this important report,” said Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, MHA. “It’s vital that parents, caregivers, and school personnel know the signs that a young person is struggling with his or her mental health and be willing to help. While we can’t completely shield young people from all that life throws at them, we can help them – and those around them – understand the warning signs and resources to find support.”
MHA is the leading community-based non-profit in the United States dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all people. Impero Software is a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, including student safety software. The two organizations partnered last year to develop Impero’s mental health keyword library which allows schools to receive alerts if students type or search for key words that could indicate mental health concerns such as depression or suicidal thoughts.
The white paper discusses the prevalence of stress and loneliness among students, the role of social media, and outlines warning signs, including some of the key terms that teachers or parents should be on the lookout for. It also offers guidance on what school staff and parents can do if they have concerns.
“We know, based on research and on our own work with schools, that mental health issues among America’s youth are of significant concern,” said Justin Reilly, CEO of Impero Software. “Mental Health America has provided invaluable guidance to help us develop our mental health keyword libraries in an effort to get students the supports they need. Now, this new white paper will allow us to provide even more support to schools in addressing this critical issue.”
About Impero Software
Impero Software offers a range of student safety and remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero Software is now accessed by over 2 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by over 30% of UK high schools and in over 700 U.S. districts.
Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools ensure students are navigating safely online. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com.
About Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the leading community-based non-profit in the United States dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all people. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal. For more information, visit https://www.mhanational.org/.