Content tagged with: anxiety

The Importance of School-Based Mental Health Services

The conversation around children’s mental health needs has been growing for years. There have been great advancements in neuropsychological research and neuroimaging that have improved our understanding of how our experiences affect brain chemistry and development. We now understand that exposure to chronic environmental stressors (poverty, community violence, familial disruption and instability) and the effects… Read more »

Why Growing Students Really Need More Sleep

Spring forward! My least favorite Sunday morning of the year happened this week. Sure, spring is coming and the daylight will linger in the warmer temperatures, but losing that hour can be rough for an already sleep-deprived nation. But it’s even worse for our nation’s teenagers, who already get less than the recommended hours of… Read more »

Save Lives: Prevent Suicide

Suicide is a leading cause of death for teenagers.

Anytime we lose a young person to suicide is one time too many. Did you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24? It’s worse than that, though. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found in a nationwide survey of students… Read more »

Stress Management

Stress is something that can be hard to define because everybody experiences it and reacts to it differently. One thing is for sure — everyone has it. Generally, stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. For school employees, sometimes it can seem like stress is everywhere. A little… Read more »

Getting Help

For a variety of reasons, many people with mental health problems do not seek treatment. Some believe they can handle the problem on their own; many are unaware that a mental health problem is what is making them feel bad or function poorly. Stigma continues to be an obstacle to treatment for some people and… Read more »

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious disorder that affects some people who have witnessed or experienced a terrifying situation or event such as war, assault, or disasters. While it is completely natural to experience fear during a dangerous situation, those diagnosed with PTSD experience debilitating levels of stress, fear, and anxiety… Read more »

Depression and Anxiety

Depression More than 19 million Americans suffer each year from clinical depression. It can happen to anyone. Depression is more than just sadness and not personal weakness. Depression is a medical illness for which you should seek help.   Symptoms of Depression: Loss of pleasure in daily life Sad, anxious, or empty mood Sleeping too little… Read more »

Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices, and it is integrally linked to our physical health. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood…. Read more »