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Youth Mental Health

Wanted: teens who can inspire change, spark passions

Local middle- and high-school students are invited to apply by June 4...

Making mental health awareness part of school culture

Paint Kenowa Green is about creating safe spaces and ending stigma...

Mentoring during a pandemic: more important than ever

There’s a long list of students waiting for a positive role model, and a list of adults waiting to be of support. The program is always looking for more volunteers...

Creating safe spaces

On a freezing February morning at Pathways High School, two speakers from Michigan non-profit i understand spoke to students about the importance of mental health...

Virtual counseling office offers ‘one-stop’ services

The site offers new ways for students to connect, on anything from academic questions to mental health issues...

Partnership continues focus on student emotional, mental health

A group is working to identify trauma and provide support early in order to increase student success...

Mental health checks and career exploration find virtual home in school districts

A tool students can use with their phones is opening doors to careers -- many of them local -- and giving administrators a read on emotional wellness...

Stress, studies and the pandemic: a steep learning curve

In response to the social and emotional impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Rockford’s Developing Healthy Kids Campaign wants students and families to know they are not alone...

Students find a quiet place to chill out: the hygge room

A calming “hygge room” has become a popular part of Roguewood Elementary’s mental-health supports for students during the pandemic...

Foundation funds math curriculum, mental health coordinator

The Caledonia Education Foundation recently awarded the district a $75,000 grant to pay for a new math curriculum and to free up dollars to add a new position to serve students’ mental, social and emotional health needs...

‘We are here to help’

The tri-colored posters along the walls of the Kent Career Tech Center offer a simple reminder to students who walk the facility’s halls: 'We are here to help'...

Helping students struggling with isolation-induced anxiety and other mental health issues

Now that they can’t meet with students behind a closed door in their office, school mental health workers are finding other ways to help...

Supporting healthy relationships as ‘the root of all learning’

Vickie Swanson has had many roles in her two years with Caledonia Schools, all aimed at the goal of addressing mental health across the district...

On being an empathetic ear

Ben Sorota read a School News Network article about a group at another school, which led him to start a group of his own...

Onsite clinicians expand mental health services at middle schools

Principals and nurses are reporting that students are talking about more anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and stressful situations at home...

Student Services Team created to focus on mental health

The team will focus on additional staffing, community education, professional development and initiatives to maintain positive images of the importance of mental health...
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