The Not-So-Fab Four – Addressing Common Mental Health Issues in Youth


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Social & Emotional Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Four conditions account for the majority of mental health issues experienced by young people. Explore how the issues of ADHD, mood disorders, depression, and conduct disorder impact schools, what these issues look like in gifted youth, and how to recognize and handle them.

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In this 1-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert breaks down the four most common mental health issues that impact students. An advocate for gifted students, Ms. Van Gemert describes strategies for educators to support and equip gifted students who are struggling to cope in the classroom and out of it.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the complexity of adolescent mental health diagnoses 
  • Appreciate the interplay between therapy, medication and behavioral techniques 
  • Gain specific strategies for supporting students with ADHD, mood disorders, depression, and conduct disorder 

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1038 reviews for The Not-So-Fab Four – Addressing Common Mental Health Issues in Youth

  1. Javier – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was an interesting course that was engaging.

  2. Martin – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It was a good course, very informative on different disorders.

  3. Claire – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and interesting to learn about all the types of mental health disorders many student might have.

  4. Debra – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    This was great information and I enjoyed the training.

  5. Rubina – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Great detail and lots of information with providing detailed information on the condition, diagnosis and strategies to help students.

  6. Haley – BURNET CISD (verified owner)

    This was a very informative course!

  7. Grace – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative. I like how she gives strategies at the end.

  8. Marie – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)


  9. Erin – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  10. Yvette – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative and gave good suggestions on strategies to implement in the classroom.

  11. Guadalupe – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This needs to be a PD

  12. Amanda – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    Beneficial information for mental health.

  13. SANDRA – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)


  14. Cindy – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting material.

  15. Elizabeth – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)


  16. Veronica – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! very informative.

  17. Yvonne – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Best I’ve seen on the topics.

  18. Karla – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It was very helpful

  19. Laura – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course.

  20. Betty – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course was extremely interesting and full of knowledgeable information regarding mental health issues in students. I liked how this was current in describing the DSM-5 and the fads among diagnosing disorders.

  21. Oscar – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very educational.

  22. Sandra – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

    Extremely informative!

  23. Laura – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting and eye opening information.

  24. inez – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course!

  25. Dorothy – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed it.

  26. Teresa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Loved this course! I love that speaker provided strategies!

  27. Alejandra – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very important and interesting information!

  28. Rosa – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    The presenter need to share her notes with the those that are trainined on video or online.

  29. Amy – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I learn about different strategies that I could use that I did not know about.

  30. Martha – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)


  31. Laura – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This was a lot of information!!!

  32. Annabel – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I would have liked this course if we’d had the booklet she kept referring to, because I had to go back to make sure I had not missed anything.

  33. Gisela – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It is a very educational course. Very interesting

  34. Julia – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

    Good stuff!

  35. Dora – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  36. Elizabeth – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    very interesting

  37. Susana – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Thank you very informative

  38. Monica – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Great course

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