Mental Health

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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Help Students Take a Mental-Health Break This Summer
Less time on screens and more time in nature is a prescription for a healthier time off from school.
Angela Duckworth, June 23, 2021
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An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York, pictured on Aug. 29, 2018. A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues reported the findings Monday, June 10, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The painkiller Oxycodone is among the opioids implicated in a health crisis that has school districts joining with states and municipalities in seeking damages from drug manufacturers.
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Law & Courts The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay Up
School districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.
Mark Lieberman, June 15, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teachers Are More Likely to Experience Depression Symptoms Than Other Adults
A new survey by the RAND Corp. found that teachers are experiencing high levels of job-related stress, and it could cause them to quit.
Madeline Will, June 15, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion Compassion Fatigue Is Overwhelming Educators During the Pandemic
Educators need acknowledgment and healing while dealing with their own and others' grief. Here’s what administrators can do to help.
Shayla Ewing, June 4, 2021
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vocabulary word cloud of terms kids can use to describe what they're feeling, in particular bad feelings so they can get help.
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Student Well-Being Mental Health Problems Loom for the COVID Generation. Here's What Schools Can Do
Schools were struggling to meet students' mental health needs before the pandemic disrupted classes. Now those needs have ballooned.
Arianna Prothero, May 24, 2021
10 min read
Student Well-Being Download 9 Tips for Creating Effective Community Partnerships Around Students' Mental Health (Downloadable)
Here’s how schools can bring together community groups to help fill in service gaps for students with mental health issues.
Emma Patti Harris, May 24, 2021
1 min read
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How to Help Students Recover From a Broken Year
What schools do to help students bounce back from stress, trauma, and disrupted schooling—and whether retention helps or hurts kids.
May 24, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Let’s Not Forget the Effect the Pandemic Has Had on Our Teachers and School Leaders
As we focus our attention on coming out of this turbulent year, we need to focus on the mental health of teachers and school leaders.
Sean Slade & Alyssa Gallagher, May 23, 2021
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School & District Management Teachers' Mental Health Has Suffered in the Pandemic. Here's How Districts Can Help
Teachers’ stress and anxiety have soared during the pandemic, making it critical for districts to look after their mental health.
Catherine Gewertz, May 4, 2021
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Planning for a Pivotal School Year
A 4-part series with ideas to plan for: summer learning, student and staff well-being, fall instruction, and the future of remote schooling.
April 27, 2021
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Student Well-Being Webinar Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic
The pandemic has made it more challenging for students who are struggling with mental health needs to find support at school—even when adults know they exist. A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek
April 7, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Why Venting When You Have Problems Feels Good—and Why It Doesn’t Work
When you keep talking about what’s bothering you, it keeps the negative emotions alive. Here’s what research says to do instead.
Ethan Kross, April 7, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion How Can Students and Educators Make Sense of a Year of Loss?
Spiritual traditions offer tools for facing the past and shaping a better future, writes a scholar of religion.
Roger Brooks, March 31, 2021
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