Typical or Troubled?®

School Mental Health Education Program

While adolescence is a difficult time for many students, there is a real difference between "typical" youth behavior and signs of "trouble". Training teachers, administrators and coaches to recognize the difference can better their students' lives.

Mental health concerns in students are real, may be painful and, if left untreated, can have serious, life changing consequences. Early recognition, intervention and treatment of mental health concerns make a positive and lasting difference in an adolescent's life.

For more than 10 years the Typical or Troubled?® School Mental Health Education Program has equipped teachers, coaches and school personnel with the knowledge needed to recognize the warning signs of mental health concerns and what course of action to take in addressing potential issues.

The focus of the Typical or Troubled?® program is to help educational staff Notice. Talk. Act.™:

  • NOTICE Warning Signs
  • TALK About Mental Health
  • ACT Appropriately in Referring Students to Resources​Each of these elements will be woven throughout the E-Learning and Classroom Modules.

The Typical or Troubled?® Program Components: 

  1. Pre-Training E-Learning Module
  2. Live Skill Based Training Session
  3. Online Assessments

Note: We are currently in the process of overhauling our curriculum and have suspended the grantee program for 2017-2018. Further Updates Coming Soon!

Since 2006, Typical or Troubled?® has been successfully implemented in these cities across America:

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Typical or Troubled?® Program Contacts

Christopher Seeley, MSW
Program Director, School and Justice Initiatives
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