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Positive social-emotional schools boost mental health – The Hippocratic Post

Positive socio-emotional environments in schools boost student mental health. A project led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown that promoting a positive socio-emotional environment in schools can improve student mental health. Last year, the Wellcome Trust’s Active Ingredients for Youth Anxiety and Depression Commission announced the 21 research teams from around the …

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In New York, public schools are often the main source of mental health care for young people

In New York, public schools are often the main source of mental health care for young people

By law, public schools are required to provide fair and appropriate education to all students, including those with mental health issues. But what really happens is that families are forced to navigate an incredibly complex system, in a process that can take years to get the right services for their child. A new report by …

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Trigger schools to focus on behavioral and mental health

Trigger schools to focus on behavioral and mental health

Trigg County Public Schools is taking a new approach that focuses on improving the behavioral and mental health of its students with the goal of impacting their performance in school. “If we get behavior and mental health under control, we should see an increase in student achievement,” James Mangels, district director of student services and …

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Medical students and schools put a modern spin on the age-old Hippocratic Oath

Medical students and schools put a modern spin on the age-old Hippocratic Oath

The Hippocratic Oath is a long-standing tradition. But as the practice of medicine has evolved over the two millennia since the oath’s inception, the ancient text seems less and less applicable to medical students today. Instead of swearing by Apollo, medical school administrators, including those at Columbia, Yale, the University of Washington and the Icahn …

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Despite challenges, schools in the city of Garfield Heights are excelling in student mental health, argue

Despite challenges, schools in the city of Garfield Heights are excelling in student mental health, argue

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — News 5’s Katie Ussin visited school districts in northeast Ohio to learn about their challenges and accomplishments. Schools in the city of Garfield Heights faced challenges to start this new school year. There were safety concerns and a teachers’ strike was averted thanks to a new contract agreed last month. However, …

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Schools struggle to recruit staff for youth mental health crisis

Schools struggle to recruit staff for youth mental health crisis

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia last fall after months of distance learning, so she reached out for help. But her school counselor kept rescheduling their meetings because she had so many students to see. “I felt helpless and alone,” the 12th grader later …

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Schools struggle to recruit staff for youth mental health crisis

Schools struggle to recruit staff for youth mental health crisis

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia last fall after months of distance learning, so she reached out for help. But her school counselor kept rescheduling their meetings because she had so many students to see. “I felt helpless and alone,” the 12th grader later …

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Tri-City Herald letter writers back candidates Rodriguez, Eisinger and White

LGBQT Debate in Tri-Cities Schools Harms Children, Tri-City Herald Letter Writer Says

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. LGBTQ ‘debate’ hurts, doesn’t help Those school boards ‘debating’ banning pride flags are just awful. Literally talk to a current or former LGBTQ youth, or spend five minutes researching …

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Schools in Lehigh Valley are facing a “mental health emergency”. How do they do it?

According to a recent study, more than 40% of local high school and college students report feeling depressed almost every day. More than 10% say they have attempted suicide at least once, according to the study released Tuesday by the Lehigh Valley Justice Initiative. The local numbers coincide with an escalation in the nationwide youth …

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