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27 Nov 2023

Addressing Absenteeism and Tardiness in Education: A Mental Health Perspective

In the realm of education, absenteeism and tardiness among students are pressing concerns that can significantly impact their academic performance and...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
18 Nov 2023

Fostering Resilience in Survivors of Suicide Loss

The grief and trauma associated with suicide can be overwhelming, leading to various emotional and psychological challenges. In light of events such a...

By     Marie Hynes
11 Oct 2023

The Alarming Surge of Cyberbullying in Students K-12

In today’s digital age, students K-12 are facing an issue that extends outside the physical classroom: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying, defined as the us...

By     Marie Hynes
01 Sep 2023

Adolescent Suicide: Build Awareness, Save Lives

Suicide rates among children in the United States have steadily increased and it is the second-leading cause of death for adolescents ages 13-18. In f...

By     Marie Hynes
07 Aug 2023

How Poetry Can Guide Social Emotional Learning

As a teacher of eight years, I noticed the classroom has changed since the pandemic. The lack of “school connectedness” is extremely detrimental. Acco...

By     Niknesha Hairston
29 Jun 2023

Unveiling the Power of Acceptance: The Impact of Supportive Communities on LGBTQ+ Youth's Mental Health

According to the Trevor Project's National Survey on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health, LGBTQ+ youth are more likely than their peers to experience mental he...

By     Dr. Kecia Ray
13 Jun 2023

LGBTQ+ Awareness: Pride Month and Student Mental Health

June marks the celebration of Pride Month—a time to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and the ongoing fight for equal rights and acceptance. ...

By     Candy Tai
02 Jun 2023

Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Rural Schools: How Kelseyville Unified School District Overcame Barriers

In rural areas, access to mental health professionals is often limited, creating challenges for school districts like Kelseyville Unified School Distr...

By     Candy Tai
26 May 2023

Fridays with Chief Trawick: Supporting the Mental Health in Youth and Adolescents

In today’s segment of “Fridays with Chief Trawick”, we’re exploring the importance of schools effectively supporting the mental health and well-being ...

24 May 2023

5 Ways Educators Can Promote Mental Health Awareness in Schools

Mental health is one of the most important factors in determining a student’s academic success. Poor mental health can lead to decreased self-esteem, ...

By     Candy Tai

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