Tag Archive | #Teachers

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Should Kids Take #MentalHealthDays?

When taking a break is helpful (and when it’s not) Rae Jacobson What You’ll Learn What are #mentalhealthdays? When should kids take them — and when shouldn’t they? How can you help kids make the most of #mentalhealthdays? A #mentalhealthday is a day off from #school to rest and recharge. Giving kids the chance to […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – As #Student #Violence Surges, Educators Say #MentalHealthIssues Are ‘Absolutely Through The Roof’ And Draining #Teachers

Hannah Towey #Schools around the country are reporting an increase in #student #violence, some targeting #teachers. Educators told Insider it’s likely linked to #mentalhealthissues that worsened over the #pandemic. One counselor said #students are showing symptoms of #PTSD with #depression rates “through the roof.”  At a Florida middle #school, 87 #students have gotten in physical fights since […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Getting Support From Your Child’s #School

If your #child is having trouble in #school, there are ways to get help. From making small changes in the classroom to unlocking accommodations and special education services, we walk you through the steps of accessing care through your #child’s school. Talking to your #child’s teacher is often the first step to figuring out how […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How Does #Anxiety Affect Kids In #School? 

What it looks like, and why it’s often mistaken for something else Rachel Ehmke What You’ll Learn What might #anxiety look like at #school? Why is #anxiety sometimes confused with other problems like #ADHD or learning disorders? What physical symptoms do anxious kids get? #Anxiety makes school hard for kids. It might also be hard […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Schools Stare Down #Teen #MentalHealth Crisis As They Prepare For Largely Virtual Year

By Elizabeth Hardison Pennsylvania #schools have retrofitted buildings and overhauled class schedules to protect public health this fall – but they’ve said less about how they’ll support their #students’ #mentalhealth, even though state and federal data show that #young people are increasingly contemplating #suicide and self harm.  #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Matters: When ‘Back To #School’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Back In #School’

Annie Lindgren Annie Lindgren Poudre School District (PSD) #students went ‘Back to School’ on August 24, 2020, though they will be learning remotely rather than attending in person. #School administration, #teachers, and #parents have all had difficult decisions to make over the past month in preparation. Everyone is experiencing a #school year like never before. […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide, Overdose Numbers On The Rise Again

Eileen McClory The past few years have been bad in terms of #suicide and overdose deaths in Portage County, but 2020 has been among the worst.  Wayne Enders of the Portage County Coroner’s Office said the office has handled about 106 cases so far this year. About half of those cases – 49 – were […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Myth: #Suicide Is Rare, Doesn’t Happen As Often As It Used To

By Tracey Gruver,    The truth about #suicide? According to the #NationalAllianceonMentalIllness, #suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause for ages 35-54. Many people do not want to know just how common #suicide has become; #NAMI says the #suicide rate in the #UnitedStates has increased 31% […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Covid-19 #School Closings Linked To Increase In #Depression And #Suicide, Study Finds

By Jen Christensen, #CNN An empty classroom in a junior high #school on April 17, 2020 in Jingxian County, Anhui Province of #China. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Men’s #MentalHealth: ‘Man Up’ Is Not The Answer

Surveys from around the world show that #men everywhere find it difficult to open up about #mentalhealth, though they are significantly more at risk of attempting #suicide than #women. In this Special Feature, we look at why this may be and how to address this issue. this Special Feature, we look at why this may […]