Mental Health

Education news, analysis, and opinion about the psychological and emotional well-being of staff and students

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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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Explore how adult well-being is key to promoting healthy social-emotional behaviors for students. Get strategies to reduce teacher stress.
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A person pays his respects outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, May 15, 2022.
A mourner pays his respects outside the scene of a racially-motivated mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y.
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School Climate & Safety Grief, Anger, Fear: How Teachers Can Help Students Cope With the Buffalo Shooting
After a gunman killed 10 people in a racist attack, teachers again wrestled with how to explain hate and mass violence to students.
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Student Well-Being How Schools Can Help Students With Learning Differences Overcome Mental Health Challenges
A Twitter chat focused on mental health needs of students with thinking and learning differences and teachers and how schools can help.
Marina Whiteleather, May 16, 2022
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Student Well-Being Q&A Mental Health Concerns Multiply for LGBTQ Students Who Are Asian American
Culturally relevant mental health programs are needed to help students feel a sense of belonging, report says.
Ileana Najarro, May 10, 2022
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Student Well-Being Some States Back Away From a Major Student Well-Being Survey. Why, and What It Could Mean
Resistance to data collection on student well-being could make it difficult to track and improve schools' efforts.
Evie Blad, May 5, 2022
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College & Workforce Readiness Q&A Conquering School Anxiety and Saving Lives: A Courageous Pilot's Message for Teachers
Tammie Jo Shults put into action a lifetime of learning—in and out of school—when Southwest flight 1380 blew an engine at 32,000 feet.
Kevin Bushweller, May 3, 2022
7 min read
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Wellness
This Spotlight will help you understand federal data reflecting trends in children’s health, how to protect kids at greater risk, plus more.
April 28, 2022
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on SEL for School Staff
This Spotlight will help you explore the impact of adult social-emotional awareness on students, what good SEL should look like, and more.
April 28, 2022
A Soddy Daisy high school student arrives late to his first class on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, the first day of the 2021-2022 school year in Hamilton County, Tenn.
A Soddy Daisy high school student arrives late to his first class on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, the first day of the 2021-2022 school year in Hamilton County, Tenn.
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Student Well-Being As Teen Mental Health Worsens, Schools Learn How to Help
School closures, deaths, and loss of family income have led to even steeper declines in children’s mental health, experts say.
Christine Vestal, Stateline.org, April 21, 2022
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Teletherapy in Schools: Providing Quality, Efficient Care to Students Anywhere
This paper outlines the quality of teletherapy vs. in-person therapy in both rural and urban schools and why the benefits of teletherapy ...
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School & District Management Getting the Most Out of Employee Assistance Programs
Many districts have programs and initiatives to help employees weather the emotional and mental toll of the pandemic. They're often underutilized.
Denisa R. Superville, April 13, 2022
5 min read
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SEL and Student Mental Well-Being: Flipping the Script Around Student Supports
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School & District Management To Support Stressed Staff Members, Districts Are Turning to an Overlooked Resource
Many school workers are not using or are not aware of free services through their districts' employee assistance programs.
Denisa R. Superville, April 12, 2022
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