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Step 4 – Building Mental Health Awareness in Schools

As the youth mental health crisis rages on, educators and policymakers must take quick and definitive steps to raise awareness of mental health issues in our schools, our homes, and our communities.

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June 27, 2024

As the youth mental health crisis rages on, educators and policymakers must take quick and definitive steps to raise awareness of mental health issues in our schools, our homes, and our communities.

June 20, 2024

As we travel through the life cycle – from infancy, to childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood, and then to old age – we are challenged by the transitions that exist both between and within each stage of development.

June 6, 2024

Even in areas where acceptance and inclusivity are high, trans kids and other youth with minority sexual orientations and gender identities can still experience rejection, discrimination, and bullying.

May 30, 2024

Teacher burnout is a prevalent issue in the U.S. with broad-reaching implications for students and educators. Recently, three Effective School Solutions (ESS) team members came together on MindBeat, the definitive go-to podcast for all topics related to school-based mental health, to discuss this important issue.

May 21, 2024

Perhaps more than ever before parents are asking how they can help their children become resilient and self-sufficient adults, and how to instill the “grit” that is needed to thrive in our increasingly complex world. It is not surprising that parents are confused.

May 14, 2024

A school professional encountering a student who frequently exhibits defiant, angry, or aggressive behavior might have the impulse to label the child as “oppositional” or simply “a problem kid.” It is rare, however, that children and adolescents choose to be difficult.

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