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3 Ways to Ease Children’s Anxiety in Uncertain or Unstructured Times

By Danielle Schultz Unstructured time can make some children (and adults) feel anxious. Here are tips to help ease stress and anxiety by adding some structure to otherwise unstructured time, whether that’s due to COVID-19 or summer break. Create a … Continue reading

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Heading to Middle School: It’s Going to Be Okay

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Note: While it’s uncertain what the next school year will look like, soon-to-be middle schoolers are still making the transition to a new environment. Whether students are in the classroom or learning from home, the … Continue reading

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How Teachers Can Help Students with Mental Health Issues During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends Schools have been closed across the country for weeks now. Some school systems have opted for online/distance learning, while others have provided optional ungraded course … Continue reading

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Identifying and Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Deborah Serani, Psy.D., author of Sometimes When I’m Sad One out of five children will experience a mental illness. And while we know that mental health disorders are largely neurobiological in origin, notions remain that laziness, not trying hard … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Educators at Home

By Stephanie Filio I am an existential counselor through and through. Like all existential counselors, I believe that the only way to cope with the anxiety of existence is to find meaning in our lives. I believe we find that … Continue reading

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