One out of every five teens in the United States suffers from mental illness.1
As fellow educators, Gale understands it’s our responsibility to care for the whole child and nearly all educators agree that social and emotional support for students has never been more important than it is now. However, only 15 percent of those surveyed said they feel very comfortable addressing students' emotional needs.2 That's why Gale provides practical content for educators and students as they face tough topics and build supportive environments.
The U.S. federal government is providing support by ushering in unprecedented federal funding to districts and schools. The third round of funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act asks that districts reserve Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to respond to the social and emotional needs of students with evidence-based interventions.
In conjunction with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and representing its mission, Gale curated a mental health and wellness digital library that offers age-apropriate mental health resources. Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness provide support, education, best practices, and guidance as students and their families navigate through mental health and wellness concerns - while offering best practices to develop healthy life habits.
Additional titles in Gale eBooks collections span a wide range of topics and health issues, including ADHD, alcohol, anorexia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, bulimia, caregiving, cutting, depression, divorce, eating disorders, homelessness, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-injury, stress, substance abuse, and suicide. All support social and emotional learning curriculum and bring empathy education into the classroom—and beyond.
Many of the books in Gale eBooks collections provide educators and parents with suggestions regarding professional help on mental health and wellness, such as where to go and how to find additional information. While the SEL education eBooks help to facilitate conversations and develop curricular competencies, students can also access this content on their own anytime.
Gale resources for mental health and wellness are good for school communities and school budgets. Schools own the titles after purchasing them, and can add titles as they become available to meet the evolving needs of students and educators.
Together, we can support students and educators with trusted digital content. Contact us to take the first step toward building stronger, healthier school communities.
1National Alliance on Mental Illness, “Mental Health by the Numbers,” June 2022. 2 Hart Research Associates, "New York Life Foundation and American Federation of Teachers Grief in School Survey," July/August 2020.