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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio As educators, we believe that the educational environment should be inclusive and welcoming to all students. We can celebrate vibrant cultures, recognize boundless gender roles, and identify shifting home lives. But the more we evolve, the more … Continue reading

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5 Ways Depression in Students Can Impact Learning

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed Depression is more than feeling sad: It is an altered … Continue reading

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Enter to win A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re giving away A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., to five lucky readers! This indispensable resource provides strategies for recognizing, understanding, and helping … Continue reading

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Identifying and Supporting Girls with Depression

By Stephanie Filio A recent Washington Post article grabbed the attention of educators by pointing out statistics that show a rising trend of depression in girls, and at alarmingly younger ages than before. One study showed that symptoms begin presenting … Continue reading

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Perfectionism and Depression in Gifted Kids

By Myles Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed (Revised & Updated Edition) Childhood depression has multiple causes. Genetics play … Continue reading

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