Variations in the level of manifested mental health problems determine interventions required for suffering students. Accommodations, modifications, specialized instruction and behavioral planning are all explored in order to ascertain the proper treatment to alleviate symptoms. Evidence-based programs and policies to prevent mental health disorders provide the basis for effective interventions.
Instead of secondary prevention, the concentration remains on primary prevention of mental maladies. Many ideas are generated on potential intervention strategies on how to prevent mental illness for students – how the promotion of mental health can aid in risk factors and protective influence for the reduction of mental health problems. Maintaining the environment in perspective as the common cause of a broad continuum of mental health problems in students – possible stressful events and environmental situations – helps develop interventions offering answers to reduce mental health problems. Self-instruction, positive behavior support and enhancing student socialization go a long way to lessen mental health disturbances.
School practices can help combat student mental health dilemmas. Through a school's design of a safe environment, sense of community, caring, cooperative learning and modeling behavior that promotes positive mental health, the school can enhance student well-being. Reliance must be placed on social skills and emotional intelligence training, along with increased parental involvement.
A curriculum that can improve integrity, self-discipline and work ethic through a family-centered or holistic approaches leads to optimal mental health. Behavior and emotional disorders are reduced significantly through prevention-program betterment. Personalizing instruction in the classroom by offering opportunities for not-so-popular students – like assistants and tutors – heightens student status.
Determination and remedying skills-deficiencies early helps reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors associated with mental health problems. This sort of preventative intervention promotes emotional resilience, positive thinking, stress-management skills, self-esteem, social skills and problem solving skills. Strong evidence exists about risk and protective factors and their connection to mental health problems.