As mental health becomes increasingly important in schools, earning an award from the Center for School Behavioral Health is an amazing accomplishment. The Lakes of Savannah community’s school district has won a Silver Level Award to signify that “the district worked hard to exceed many standards including having 70% of staff trained regarding signs of mental health challenges and suicide prevention.” Parents can relax knowing that their child is well taken care of in Alvin ISD’s schools.
The Center for School Behavioral Health is a part of the Mental Health America of Greater Houston organization. This organization has been committed to providing resources to promote mental health for all within the community since 1954. After realizing in 2003 that schools were not well-equipped to help students handle stress, the Mental Health America of Greater Houston launched many stages to test the success rate of what was to become the Center for School Behavioral Health. In 2016, the MHA was awarded a three-year grant by the Houston Endowment Inc. to create the Center for School Behavioral Health focused on the well-being of students.