Mental Health 101 is a school-based outreach program that serves thousands of middle and high school students annually. The primary focus of Mental Health 101 is to teach students to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and suicidal behaviors in themselves, peers, and family, the duration of symptoms requiring their immediate intervention, and encourages them to seek help from trusted adults. In the 2016-2017 School Year, Mental Health 101 reached 91 schools from 28 counties across Tennessee.
Mental Health 101 is offered in public or private middle and high school classes. While typically taught in health and wellness classes, other teachers may also request a presentation. To schedule, the teacher, principal, or other school contact can call or e-mail the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee (MHAET). Mental Health 101 is a free service and MHAET will work with the teacher to determine the best time for the class.
How to get started
- Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.
- Ages 11-13
- Ages 17-18
- Ages 14-16