Recruiting, training, and retaining

METRICS provides support to states, districts, and schools with the goal of increasing students' access to highly qualified mental health professionals in their schools.

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. Learn more 



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About us

Mental health colab

METRICS is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of South Florida, the University of Iowa, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Together, we are committed to increasing K-12 student access to critical mental health services in their schools by addressing the nationwide shortage of school-based mental health professionals.

METRICS supports federally-funded grantees who are dedicated to addressing the national shortage of school-based mental health practitioners. These grantees received funding from the US Department of Education for either a School Based Mental Health Services (SBMH) or a Mental Health Service Professional (MHSP) project to recruit, train, and retain a strong mental health workforce in our K-12 schools across the country.

Explore grant funded projects

Visit our Interactive Project Map to learn more about School Based Mental Health (SBMH) and Mental Health Service Professional (MHSP) grant funded projects around the county.

Connect with us

This Mental Health Awareness Month, let's prioritize well-being.

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