Schools expand mental health care. In the context of teaching mental health in schools, we comfortably avoid talking about the realities of historical trauma, ongoing trauma, and systemic oppression faced by children of color. 1. Even as more school-based centers provide mental health services, the debate continues over whether these sites are the best way to serve students. By Jamie Chamberlin. Print version: page 64 Mental health of pupils is 'at crisis point', teachers warn This article is more than 1 year old Anxiety, self-harm and suicide are rising, finds survey of school leaders and teachers in England Monitor Staff January 2009, Vol 40, No. O’Callaghan helped lead a district-wide effort to overhaul Stamford Public School’s mental health program after three students from three different high schools took their own lives in 2014. Update — November 5, 2015: The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee voted to advance the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.” While few people in the mental health community would disagree our nation needs a major mental health system makeover, there are varying opinions about how this should be done. The shaken community was galvanized to think about how to improve and support the school mental health …