Current Events

Below you will find information about current events and information from our monthly newsletter.

The WV ESMH Initiative exists so that every student in West Virginia can benefit from a school environment that supports social and emotional wellbeing to achieve his or her full potential. We hope these resources help accomplish that mission. 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Use this toolkit from Mental Health America (MHA) and these resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to spread awareness in your school and community. Children's Mental Health Acceptance Week is May 1-7.  Find more information, toolkits, and...

WVESMH Expansion Makes the News!

WVESMH Expansion Makes the News!

The WV Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) project expanded by 19 more schools thanks to funding from WVDHHR's Bureau for Behavioral Health. The expansion made the news on WDTV. Watch their segment. These awards bring the total number of schools receiving...

Intro to Olweus Webinar

Intro to Olweus Webinar

The WV DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health has funded an initiative through Marshall University School Health TA Center that will allow ESMH schools within WV to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Learn how...