I will try to dispel some long-standing myths and relay some fundamental ideas and practices about
teaching and learning for the poorly or never served. I could make a parallel observation about
education: without even collecting the data, I can say with confidence that in less than every 40 seconds a
student in the US loses hope, tunes out, leaves school and begins a life of disappointment, depression and
often crime. Mental health and education are clearly inextricably intertwined and should work together to
deliver services to improve lives throughout a society. In short, myths must be shattered, methods must be
challenged, and regimentation must give way to imagination.