Changing Minds

Boy on a swing

The innovative and cutting edge approach ESU 5 has implemented in their school districts, has been sought after as a blueprint for future changes in how the education system steps outside the box of traditional education, and finds ways to support students in not only becoming good students, but also healthy individuals, to foster success for the future.

  • 1 in 5 adolescents will be affected by major mental illness in their lifetime

  • Average time between age of onset of symptoms and age of treatment is 8-10 years

  • 50% of cases of mental illness occur by the age 14 

  • 50% of students with major mental illness at age 14 will drop out of school

ESU 5's Mental Health program was featured in the Nebraska Association of School Board December 2018 Board Notes.

Have you checked out ESU 5's Mental Health webpage for additional resources?

I am so grateful that the ESU had so many specialists to work with my son, because now I know what to do to help my child with autism. The speech pathologist and occupational therapist from the ESU have allowed him to gain more than I ever expected him to. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
The best part of working at ESU 5 is the people I work with!
ESU 5 Staff Member
ESU 5 is a wonderful place to work! My co-workers are helpful, friendly and supportive.
ESU 5 Staff Member