Student and Staff Mental Health: Emerging From COVID’s Crisis
This special report looks at shortages in school mental health professionals, the pandemic’s impact on teachers, principals, and other adults, the profound risk it has posed to the mental health of younger children, how students are supporting each other through all this, and creative ways of responding to the pandemic’s social and emotional challenges.
- Student Well-Being School Counselors and Psychologists Remain Scarce Even as Needs RiseThe vast majority of K-12 schools lack the school psychologists and counselors to respond to their students' rising mental health concerns.Teaching Profession Don't Forget the Adults: How Schools and Districts Can Support Educator Mental HealthThe pandemic's mental health toll on teachers, principals, and school staff demands redoubled attention to resources and support.Student Well-Being Students Train to Spot Peers With Mental Health Struggles and Guide Them to HelpAs schools respond to COVID's toll on student mental health, peers can play a valuable role.Student Well-Being In Their Own Words Peer Help for Mental Health: 'We Learn the Red Flags to Watch For'A member of a specially trained group of students discusses finding help for peers struggling with mental health issues.Student Well-Being Suicide Is Rising Among Younger Students. Here's How Schools Can Prevent TragedyThere's a need for more mental health supports for children and preadolescents in a system often skewed toward those in high schools.Teaching Profession Superficial Self-Care? Stressed-Out Teachers Say No ThanksMany teachers see the "mindfulness" push as well intentioned, but not a panacea for the feeling that their jobs have become untenable.
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