Youth Mental Health Support in Schools

Youth Mental HealthYouth Mental Health Support in Schools


Granite State youth are facing a mental health crisis. In recent years, New Hampshire has introduced a framework to support behavioral health in schools, but the state has failed to secure permanent funding for the program. In order to address the mental health crisis, dedicated funding for the Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavioral Health (MTSS-B) is critical.

Why It Matters

The Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavioral Health (MTSS-B) is an evidenced-based prevention framework to support behavioral health and wellness in schools. The MTSS-B framework prioritizes collaboration between schools, families, and community mental health agencies to coordinate mental health interventions that improve outcomes for all students.

By the Numbers


Students with severe emotional needs have double the dropout rate of peers (MTSS-B 2022 Report). The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition provides essential tools for addressing this.


In NH, children under 7 make up a larger share of the population, but only 6.5% receive mental health evaluations, indicating underrepresentation in treatment.


of children in NH under the age of 7 have experienced multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Our Impact

In 2023, New Futures worked with key legislative partners to secure $900,000 in the budget to be used for MTSS-B administration across the state.  These funds will only partially replace the federal grants that had previously supported the program, so further state investment is necessary to continue to implement MTSS-B across the state.

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