RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several area schools have been recognized for programs aimed at addressing the mental well-being of students.

Virginia Living magazine editorial staff created a list of the Top Schools and Universities for 2022 for its April issue.

The special section looks at wellness programs at schools across Virginia, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When we look at innovation in education nationwide, much of that is originating on campuses across Virginia,” said editor Constance Costas. “We were particularly impressed with the recent trend in student wellness programs that are teaching the skills that establish lifelong resilience.”

The publication looked at schools in several categories, such as colleges and universities, graduate programs, private high schools, private K-12 schools, private K-8 schools, public school divisions, and special needs schools.

At the higher education level, the University of Virginia was listed for the College of Arts and Sciences' Program of Fundamental Neuroscience.

In the private high school category, the Blue Ridge School in Greene County was recognized for a program that raises money for the Headstrong Foundation, providing mental health treatment for military members, veterans and their families.

Four private K-12 schools made the list: Fork Union Military Academy, St. Anne’s-Belfield, Tandem Friends School, and the Covenant School.

For private K-8 schools, there are two from this area recognized: the Field School of Charlottesville and Grymes Memorial School in Orange.

Lastly, the Lafayette School in Troy is named under the special needs category.

Virginia Living says it selected schools that have implemented programs or capital improvements to strengthen the student experience, both in the classroom and in the community.