WISE: A New Program Providing Critical Student Mental Health Support

The Independent School Management Podcast

02-12-2022 • 52 min

  • One in six children in the United States has a mental health disorder.
  • Anxiety in teens has increased by 93.6% since 2019.
  • 1.8 million additional therapists are needed to effectively treat serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
  • In 2021, only 15% of adolescents aged 12-17 reported receiving mental health services at school.
  • More than 50% of adolescents indicated they would seek mental health support if it were more readily available.

These numbers are frightening, but there is hope. Access to a professional–when students need it most—could help you prevent a tragedy and maybe even save a student’s life.

ISM has partnered with HEP-Health Care to create WISE (Wellness in Independent Secondary Education)—a smartphone app that gives students 24/7/365 access to live mental health professionals instantaneously. In this webinar, Dr. Deborah Beck, MPA, Ed.D., FACHA, and President of HEP-HealthCare, will discuss the mental health crisis among students today. Dr. Beck will explain how our new program can partner with your school’s counselors to provide invaluable support and resources for your entire school. Tune in to see a live demonstration of the program and discover how it will make a difference for your students, faculty and staff.