Mental Health & SEL Resources

This page is an ongoing curated list of resources for both mental health and social-emotional learning and social-emotional teacher support.

You can find multiple podcasts I’ve done on these topics on my Media page. You can also find the link to the podcast I previously hosted with Jon Harper called Teacher’s Aid which focuses specifically on social-emotional support for educators.

Engagement and Self-Care


Reignite the Flames by Mandy Froehlich

The Educator’s Matchbook by Mandy Froehlich

Professional Quality of Life Scale

Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy by Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines

Divergent EDU Blog Posts on Engagement

From Reignite the Flames by Mandy Froehlich (2020)


National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Taking Care of Yourself

Divergent EDU Free Mini Self-Care Course for Educators

Divergent EDU Blog Posts on Self-Care

Mental Health

Divergent EDU Blog Posts on Mental Health


Anxiety Canada (Pay special attention to creating a MAP)


Burnout self test


Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay by Doris. A Santoro

Issues Facing the Black Community

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community by Sunshine Behavioral Health

Secondary Traumatic Stress (Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals

What about you? A Workbook for those who care for others.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Core Competencies in Trauma-Informed Supervision

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Secondary Traumatic Stress Webinar for Educators (site registration is free)

Symptoms of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Staff (video)

Compassion Resilience Toolkit by WISE

Multiple Resources in One Spot

Columbus Recovery Center Well-Being Resources – a comprehensive list of self-care, exercise, and mental health resources.

Social-Emotional Learning

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)- There is a lot of amazing information on this site. Check out the core competencies, implementation resources, or any other pages with in-depth information on SEL.

CASEL Core Competencies

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Social and Emotional Competencies Guide – This document also addresses CASEL’s core competencies but breaks them down further into grade level expectations.


Paper Tigers Documentary – Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of a high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that impacts families.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Fire Within: Lessons From Defeat That Have Ignited a Passion for Learning by Mandy Froehlich