Mental Health

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Data: Does Your State Have Enough School Psychologists and Counselors?
Education Week examined ratios of school psychologists and counselors to students across the country. 
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Student Well-Being In Their Own Words These Students Found Mental Health Support in After-School Programs. See How
3 students discuss how after-school programs benefit their well-being.
Lauraine Langreo, May 17, 2024
6 min read
School staff cheer as students returned to in-person classes at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, following a shooting on Oct. 24, 2022, that killed a student and a teacher. Kacy Shahid, then the school's principal, faced the challenge of guiding the school community through recovery as she struggled herself to process the events.
School staff cheer as students returned to in-person classes at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, following a shooting on Oct. 24, 2022, that killed a student and a teacher. Kacy Shahid, then the school's principal, faced the challenge of guiding the school community through recovery as she struggled herself to process the events.
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School Climate & Safety What Helped These K-12 Leaders After School Shootings
School shootings leave deep and lasting impact on the community, including those charged with leading students and staff in the aftermath.
Caitlynn Peetz, May 16, 2024
5 min read
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Student Well-Being Schools Feel Less Equipped to Meet Students' Mental Health Needs Than a Few Years Ago
Less than half of public schools report that they can effectively meet students’ mental health needs.
Arianna Prothero, May 9, 2024
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Social Media Bans Alone Won’t Improve Mental Health, Say Student Advocates
Students need safe spaces and supportive leaders to talk openly about mental health in their schools.
Olina Banerji, May 3, 2024
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Twice as Many LGBTQ+ Teens Find Affirmation Online as at Home
In a new survey, LGBTQ+ teens also say the political climate hurts their mental health.
Arianna Prothero, May 3, 2024
5 min read
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The TikTok logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays the TikTok home screen, Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston.
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Classroom Technology A Deep Dive Into TikTok's Sketchy Mental Health Advice
Students should apply the same media literacy skills to mental health information that they would to other content, experts say.
Alyson Klein, April 24, 2024
8 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion To Boost Student Mental Health, Support Teachers
Once extra federal aid vanishes, teachers will be faced with serving in the role as ill-equipped mental health professionals.
Beth Fisher, April 22, 2024
4 min read
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Teaching Profession Teachers, Tame the 'Sunday Scaries'
Many teachers feel a real dread of the pending workweek. Here's how to cope.
Elizabeth Heubeck, April 18, 2024
4 min read
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School Climate & Safety Most Teachers Worry a Shooting Could Happen at Their School
Teachers say their schools could do more to prepare them for an active-shooter situation.
Evie Blad, April 11, 2024
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A Putting the Freak-out Over Social Media and Kids' Mental Health in Historical Context
Is it another in a long line of technology-induced moral panics, or something different?
Arianna Prothero, April 9, 2024
3 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A Act on Student Ideas to Improve Mental Health, Youth Advocate Urges
High school student Rick Yang helped create mental health supports in his school and trained his peers to advocate for change.
Evie Blad, April 4, 2024
4 min read
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Visitors walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington on June 9, 2022.
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School & District Management Principals Tell Politicians on Capitol Hill: We’re Burning Out
Students' mental health top principals' growing list of concerns.
Olina Banerji, March 25, 2024
6 min read
Classroom Technology Reports Technology and Student Well-Being: 10 Charts
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed educators to learn about their views and experiences regarding the impact of technology on students.
March 25, 2024