#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/1: Improving School Climates for Children and Teen’s Mental Health


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Our nation’s youth are struggling with mental health more than ever before.

This crisis is fueled by excessive social media use, climate changegun violence (now a top cause of death for young people), and the opioid epidemic.

Further, many families, especially Latinos, lack access to mental healthcare resources due to stigma, cost, or long wait times to see a provider.

Under these circumstances, how can schools and parents help promote mental wellbeing among children and teens this upcoming school year and beyond?

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, to discuss how to improve school climates for children and teens’ mental health, especially for students of color.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Improving School Climates for Children’s Mental Health
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, August 1, 2023
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: @NPHW, @atxtrauma, @HoggFoundation, @Barrera__Gloria, @MentalHealthAm, @StampStigma, @latinxvocesllc, @DulceMariaMPH, and @PublicHealthMap
  • HASHTAG: #SaludTues

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What is the state of mental health among children and teens, especially children and teens of color?
  • Why might some children and teens get anxious or depressed about going to school or returning to school?
  • What kind of tools and resources are available to help schools build a healthy school climate and support the mental health of children and teens throughout the school year?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore how to improve school climates for children and teens’ mental health!

#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.



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