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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
27 Apr 2023

Spring into Mental Health: Embracing Fresh Starts

As the flowers begin to bloom and the weather warms up, spring is a time of renewal and growth. It's a season that signals the end of winter and the s...


By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
10 Apr 2023

Saving Student Lives One Session At a Time with Gaggle Therapy and Coaching

In the midst of the current mental health crisis, schools are struggling to provide the support their students need. Ramsey School District, located i...


By     Candy Tai
02 Mar 2023

Managing a Student Mental Health Crisis in Schools

Introduction: Mental health is a major issue for students of all ages, yet most schools are unprepared to identify warning signs and respond effective...


By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
14 Feb 2023

Understanding Accelerated Brain Aging and Its Impact on Mental Health

Student’s brains are physically changing. This seems like an incredible thing to say, but it’s true. In a recent study done by Biological Psychiatry: ...


By     Susan Gentz
19 Dec 2022

The Heartbreaking Suicide of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss

Last week the world was shaken by the announcement of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ suicide. According to reports, he left his home days before and walked to...


By     Dr. Kecia Ray
23 Nov 2022

The Gifts of Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the many positive emotions we can experience as humans. To experience gratitude, one must pause to notice and appreciate things we...


By     Dr. Kecia Ray

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