Tag: education

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 […]

Ep 4: WSCC Model & School Mental Health

Jeanie Alter, PhD, Executive Director at the American School Health Association, discusses the intersection between the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) health model and school mental health. We cover how the model is designed to promote collaboration between various school personnel in order to improve school health – including school mental health. About […]

Erika’s Lighthouse Shines A Light On Depression

The pages of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School junior Sylvana Prieto’s leather journal are covered with messy doodles, notes and illustrations. Journaling is one of the many coping skills that students, including Prieto, learn through the program Erika’s Lighthouse, which teaches students about depression. “I think [Erika’s Lighthouse] was helpful,” 16-year-old Prieto said. “I liked […]

Connecting With Professionals Anytime, Anywhere

Feedback on discussion forums has been clear: participants appreciate the opportunity to learn from and reflect on their practice with colleagues across the country. Participating in an online forum in which everyone can connect with peers and engage in meaningful conversation is a great opportunity to share your experiences, successes, questions, and concerns. Anytime I […]

Ep 2: Health Education and School Mental Health

Jess Lawrence, Director at Cairn Guidance, discusses the intersection between health education and school mental health. We cover how skills-based education can support student growth and success beyond a lesson, how the WSCC model can be implemented throughout the school and the future of health education. About Jess Jess Lawrence is an enthusiastic, energetic, extroverted […]