Tag: coping

How one school is coping with mental health: Social workers delivering technology, food and counseling to kids at home, and open office hours all day — even when school is out

Several times a week, Ericka Santiago-Diaz can be found driving around her low-income, underserved school community in New Jersey’s Asbury Park with bags of school supplies, replacement technology, food and donated clothing in the back seat to deliver to students. At some homes, she translates school emails into Spanish and answers technical questions. Then she […]

Remote Learning Causing A Mental Health Crisis Among Teens And Children?

At the beginning of the school year, Paige Gagerman was highly motivated. The Deerfield High School junior got dressed each day and set herself up for a day of school at her desk, or the kitchen. But now in second semester, Paige sits in bed with her sweatshirt hood over her head. Remote learning has […]

Revisiting 2020

2020 continues to spark some serious divisiveness. From politics to the pandemic, many are ecstatic to celebrate a new year and hope for brighter times ahead. There is no longer a sense that normal is boring. But, despite the challenges from this year – there are also moments we can cherish. For me it is […]

Ep 3: Anxiety and the Continuum of Mental Health Challenges

Sally Stevens, School Mental Health Administrator and Author, discusses stress, anxiety and the continuum of mental health challenges in youth. The discussion focuses on the importance of education and awareness, early identification and intervention to support student mental health. Sally is the author of Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: 10-Minute Methods to Reduce Stress and […]

When The Outside Does Not Match The Inside

I am the parent of a suicide survivor. Even typing these words brings on a whirlwind of emotions. I remember the day my son attempted to take his life and the shock and sadness I felt that somehow I had completely failed him. How did I not see that he was hurting so badly, that […]