School Resources - MindSpring Mental Health Alliance
School Resources - MindSpring Mental Health Alliance

School Resources


West Union, Iowa - where students, school staff and parents work together to bring awareness about mental health

Click here - to view the first mental health video created by North Fayette high school students. Published on May 4, 2015.
"Our High School composed a team of individuals to help bring awareness to the ever growing problem of mental health. We want you to know that you are not alone."

Click here to view the second video by North Fayette high school students.

2021 Child Mind Institute Report on Impact of Covid 19 Pandemic and Children's Mental Health

Starting the Conversation:  College and Your Mental Health  (Aug. 2016) - a guide developed with the JED Foundation

How Schools Can Help Students Respond to Suicide
"13 Reasons Why" shows all the wrong ways a school can respond to suicide. Read how schools should support students after a suicide loss.  Read More »

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%

Guide to College Planning for Psychiatrically Disabled Students 

Guide to College Planning for Students with Disabilities 

UnityPoint Health is launching a new mental wellness program for kids in Iowa and Illinois.  It's an online course called "Mental Wellness Basics," and it's targeted at kids between 8th and 10th grade, teaching them how to build and maintain positive mental health in themselves and their friends and classmates. It is being offered to public and private schools in the two states for free.  For more information on the program, visit

Crisis help and Suicide Prevention Information

ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and Trauma information

  • Trauma Sensitive Schools Learning Modules (Wisconsin) - click here
  • ‚ÄčACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) - click here
    This site includes on-line learning modules, ACES projects in Iowa, a brochure, research brief, and much more.
  • ACES Resiliency Toolkits here
  • Connections Matter - a curriculum on trauma here
  • Connections Matter - white papers summarize how toxic stress impacts the health care, education and early care and education sectors. They also provide steps professionals can take to develop trauma-informed responses here

Self-Guided ACEs Courses
Iowa ACEs 360 now has three online courses you can take at your own pace for free:

  • Overview of ACEs in Iowa
  • Training for professionals in health care
  • Trauma-Informed Supervision

         View the courses here

Each course is about an hour and participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end.

FROM GED to PhD.  The Center for Reintegration is launching the 2015 Baer Reintegration scholarships, open to all persons with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. The scholarships range from GED to PhD. If you know of anyone who meets the criteria and could benefit from these scholarships, we invite them to go to learn more and download an application. Sidney R. Baer Jr. was an entrepreneur who had his first break while attending Yale and was not able to complete his education. Upon his death, he left a vast fortune to the Sidney R.Baer Jr. Foundation which funds mental health projects exclusively

The American Association on Health and Disability ( is accepting applications for the Frederick J. Krause Scholarship for undergraduate (sophomore standing and above) and graduate students with disabilities who are majoring in a field related to disability and health.

Career Guidebook for Disabled Students 

On-line college degree programs - click here

On-line degree college scholarships in Iowa - click here

Ideas for Employment for Persons with Disabilities

• Ideas for Employers and Employees -
• Ideas for Educators and Youth Service Professionals -
• Ideas for Associations and Unions -
• Ideas for Disability-Related Organizations -


Parents, Teachers, School Staff

Children's Mental Health - Medicaid Assistance

If your child is on the Children's Mental Health Wait list and your child is not covered by Medicaid Title 19, there is another coverage they may qualify for: Medicaid for kids with special needs. To qualify, your family income must be no more that 300% of the poverty level (for Title 19 eligibility requires no more that 195%.) So those that do not quality to Title 19 might qualify to Medicaid for Special Needs: click here






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