In September 2015, MHEDIC members gathered in Columbia, SC for a school mental health preconference session hosted in collaboration with the School Mental Health International Leadership Exchange (SMHILE), the Carolina Network for School Mental Health, and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) Health and Social Development Program. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 9th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Participants shared innovative school mental health practices currently in progress in North American settings. Additionally, participants discussed leadership, implementation, and evidence-informed practices in school mental health.
Melissa George, Colorado State University
Seth Bernstein, Boys Town South Florida
Christina Pate, Health and Human Development Program WestEd