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Mental Health Recommendations 

What is the purpose of the campaign?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, distanced learning and hybridized educational programs have posed unprecedented effects on the mental health of California’s students, who report drastically higher levels of anxiety and depression during this year. In order to address the current mental health issues we have identified with our peers GENup has developed the local Mental Health Recommendations Campaign, intended to offer students the opportunity to help create educational reforms addressing what they see are impediments to their mental wellbeing. 

What does the campaign look like?

Working at a district level, GENup chapters who undertake this campaign will collaborate with mental health specialists and fellow students to provide school districts with a list of student-influenced & district-specific recommendations that foster student mental health.


In order to facilitate the recommendation development process, the GENup Executive Team has crafted a non-comprehensive list of 20+ sample recommendations that can be viewed with this toolkit. Its recommendations fall into the following four categories:

  • Legislative Action

  • District Action: Staff and Training

  • District Action: Resources and Relief

  • Educator Actions

A sample presentation developed by the GENup Fremont can be viewed here and can be watched below:

How can my chapter or I get involved?

If you are interested in this campaign, please read this toolkit.

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