Tag: depression

Signs & Symptoms of Adolescent Depression

Adolescent depression is real, serious and treatable. However, adolescence is a time of major changes, both physically and emotionally. That may make it difficult to identify beyond typical adolescent behavior, but by looking for the signs and symptoms of depression, we can see it. Adolescence is frequently when depression may first happen, and is one […]

Why Educators Must Focus on Student Mental Health
By: Stephanie Morris

Erika’s Lighthouse at SHAPE Florida I heard an amazing presentation on Erika’s Lighthouse curriculum at a conference hosted by SHAPE Florida, the state organization for physical and health education K-12 teachers in Florida. Rachel Winsten, a high school P.E. teacher presented with passion and spoke about the opportunity through Erika’s Lighthouse. Erika’s Lighthouse offers resources […]

Schools Can Address Mental Health Smarter, Better, Easier

  Another study. Another confirmation that our youth are struggling with their or their peers’ mental health.    In fact, student mental health experiences are now dramatically, and negatively, impacting the academic purpose of schools. According to the latest YouthTrust Student Survey, “‘Depression, stress, and anxiety’ is the most prevalent obstacle to learning for secondary […]