ACSA’s “Your Mind First” broadcast series centers around engaging conversations with educators, policy leaders and industry experts on how to cope with challenges and find solutions to the school mental health crisis.

Featured guests include California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and ACSA President Erin Simon. Episodes center on destigmatizing mental health, educator burnout, suicide prevention and legislation, as well as providing resources related to the topic.

The series will run every Tuesday from Aug. 2 through Aug. 30. Find recordings and resources here, and watch live on ACSA’s YouTube and Facebook.


Your Mind First: Episode 1

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Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

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How Roles in Your District Can Support Student Mental Wellness

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Tips from Administrators on Finding Work-life Balance

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Practical Guide for Financing Mental Health in Schools

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8 Positive Psychology Tips for Administrators

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Managing Life’s Treadmill: Is ‘Stressed’ the New Normal?

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What is Mindfulness? Why Practice It in Schools?

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