The Time to Act Is Now: Investing in LGBTQIA2S+ Student Mental Health in K-12 Schools With a Youth-Centered Approach

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Society for Public Health Education

This article discusses methods for improving mental health outcomes for youth, specifically LGBTQIA2S+ students, enrolled in K-12 schools across the United States. These recommendations include implementing the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community (WSCC) model, centering youth voices in mental health promotion, ensuring mental health support for students with diverse identities and needs, and developing and aligning policies and culture to support youth mental health, among others.

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Youth Mental Health

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LGBTQ+ Youth

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Schools and School Districts

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Children and Youth