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Mental health is an important part of our everyday life. For many school aged students, mental health issues are on the rise and our roles as occupational therapists are becoming more vital. Educators also have a vital role in the mental health of their students, however their is a gap between their knowledge of mental health practices and their comfort and confidence with implementing such practices.

This project aimed to bridge this gap for 5 educators in the Lake Stevens School District in Washington state. The project was comprised of a Mindfulness Toolkit that walked teachers through implementing a total of 6 different mindfulness activities with their classrooms.

Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2020

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Educational Personnel, Mindfulness, Health Edcuation


Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Spring 2020 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 23, 2020.


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Mental Health in the School System: Providing Tools and Resources For Teachers