SRO3: Early Identification of Mental Health Challenges

Early identification of student mental health challenges is an essential component of a safe and supportive school learning environment. Awareness of the types of behaviors reflecting a mental health concern or crisis can help schools to efficiently and effectively provide the necessary support to students who are in need.   Designed for School Resource Officers, this course provides an overview of how to recognize early mental health warning signs in students, create a school-based threat and suicide assessment process, and respond to student mental health concerns. This course is the third in a six-part series titled MSP Training in School Safety and Mental Health for School Resource Officers.
In this course, you will:
  • Recognize early mental health warning signs and common mental health challenges in schools.
  • Describe school-based threat and suicide assessment processes.
  • Identify ways to respond and support mental health concerns

This course is offered in partnership with the Michigan State Police Office of School Safety. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy policy.

Who should take this course?

School Resource Officer
Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan State University