There’s a national campaign currently in full swing to lift the veil on mental health, and great emphasis is being placed on the importance of spotting the early signs that suggest a child might be struggling emotionally.
At all levels of education – primary, secondary, and post-secondary – there is a growing recognition of the importance of mental health. How to foster an education system that better serves the mental health needs of students, whether it’s at-risk youth, victims of school bullying, or stressed and depressed college students, is one of the most important questions facing mental health researchers, advocates, and policymakers.
Since August 2016, nine students in LISD have died, according to district officials. In response, the district held the mental health presentation in April to offer available school and community resources as well as advice for parents, students and community members.
When 18-year-old Hannah Vanderkooy feels extremely tired or anxious, she heads to a spacelike capsule for a nap — during school. Like many teens struggling to get good grades and maybe even a college scholarship, Vanderkooy doesn’t get enough sleep.
Psychological, educational interventions in primary care setting show benefit in preventing depression
Educational interventions — those that attempt to change how people think by using techniques such as cognitive behavioral or interpersonal therapy, to prevent depression, had a modest but significant preventive effect in primary care.
“These rankings highlight the cost benefit our current and future students receive through enrolling in our high-quality psychology programs,” said Rick Harrington, professor and chair of the UHV School of Arts & Sciences Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.
Last month, evidence presented by teachers across the country revealed concerns that children as young as four were suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
Student government teamed up with Health Services to participate in iCare Week. The social media challenge put together by Student Government encouraged students to correct the stigma behind mental illness.
Christopher Riddick, director of student engagement and school completion for the district, said his staff is working to keep kids in school. Every middle school, for example, has a mental health professional on campus.
The MU Bridge Program provides case managers who come to the school, meet with the child and their family, and a psychiatrist to perform evaluations. The case manager will also help connect the child to long-term services.
Josette Saxton, the director of mental health policy for Texans Care for Children, pointed to a 2016 study by the National Academy of Sciences in her Thursday testimony.
Small rocks from the beaches of eastern Massachusetts began appearing at Lexington High School last fall. They were painted in pastels and inscribed with pithy advice: Be happy.… Mistakes are O.K.… Don’t worry, it will be over soon.
Education department tenders for mental health training contracts, which will help pupils see disturbing thoughts as buses. Read more.
Mental–health concerns on college campuses are most often addressed in terms of the four-year experience, but mental health is often a crucial factor in students’ decisions to leave college early or transfer.
Therapist Assisted Online, the counseling center’s newest form of treatment, has provided students with an alternative form of mental health treatment since the fall semester and is set to reach more students this spring.
Conversations throughout the three-day conference centered on five broad themes: medical leave, counseling resources, improving campus accessibility, mental illness among marginalized groups, and public health policies that may be employed at universities.