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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...

GRCC counselors reach out to help students with mental health needs

Along with free, confidential one-on-one counseling, they offer a slate of general workshops and mind-body wellness events based on mindfulness, managing emotions, sleep and other topics...

Social worker reaches out to students, parents to meet mental health needs

With one in five children experiencing a mental disorder nationally, extra support staff can help students and parents connect with the help they need...

Making it right to be real

Thornapple Kellogg High School recently kicked off a series of assemblies building on the Making it Cool to be Kind program...

Lessons in how to handle grief take center stage at this elementary school

Staff at Cedar View Elementary find ways to help students understand and deal with grief...

Donation sparks program that helps students get counseling

The program’s name, “Bridging the Gap,” comes from the decision to use the funds to help families pay for amounts not covered by insurance

Students Go for the Green in Social Learning

It's easy being green. But blue, yellow and red? That's another matter.Special education students are learning to express how they feel and to identify...

Foundation Commits $90k to Teen Mental Health

With problems of teen anxiety, depression and suicide on the rise, the Rockford Education Foundation decided it was time to step up its efforts...

Typical Teen Stuff or Serious Mental Health Issue?

For a while now, high school English teacher Sheri Gilreath-Watts has been teaching from Judith Guest's novel "Ordinary People," about a suicidal boy home...

Helping with Stress at the Holidays

When Karen Hoekstra was in high school, there was no "be nice" committee, and talking about mental illness just didn't happen, she said."Had there...

A Friend’s Message on Suicide: ‘This is For Real’

Before the opening credits to a film about suicide, freshman Noah McGee took the stage at Cedar Springs High School to share his painful,...

Poetry Helps Angry, Distant Student Emerge as School Leader

54th Street Academy junior Brianna Darin spoke about her battle with depression and anxiety on National Public Radio’s program “State of Opportunity,” explaining whatit’s...
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