Fall is here. How is the school year going for you? I think that everyone was waiting to see what the return to a “normal” year would look like. It’s not normal, though. We are still struggling with a pandemic and still needing to be flexible, think outside of the box. It seems some districts are less willing to be creative to serve the needs of the students, especially when the mental health needs must be taken into account. Research shows that academic stress leads to less well-being and an increased likelihood of developing anxiety or depression. Additionally, students who have academic stress tend to do poorly in school. Research also suggests that if given help or a better academic situation, students will have better mental health.
If you are encountering stress, this take a deep breath, and give yourself kudos for being the best advocate for your child/teen. Reach out if you need me