Adolescent Mental Health


Course Curriculum

  • Section 1 Video
    15 minutes
  • Section 2 Video
    15 minutes
  • Section 3 Video
    15 minutes
  • Additional Resources Page
    5 minutes
  • Adolescent Mental Health Quiz
    3 questions
  • You are done!
    5 minutes

Course Description

Welcome to Adolescent Mental Health written by Britt Piekarski, M.Ed, LPCC, Children’s Services at Lakeland Mental Health Center

Learning Targets for this course:

  • Common Early Mental Health Symptoms Overview
  • Benefits of Early Intervention
  • Causes of Mental Illness
  • Overview of General Adolescent Mental Health Issues


The renewal of five-year teaching/related services licenses requires the completion of 125 hours of professional development that have been approved through the local school district’s continuing education committee. As part of the 125 professional development hours, the Minnesota Legislature, by statute, currently requires ALL teachers to show evidence in the seven areas.  This training addresses this required area:

Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

Applicants must include in their professional development activities which provide an understanding of key warning signs for early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents.

Minnesota Department of Education