Encouraging candid conversations about mental health among students and staff and creating supportive environments are top priorities for Leaders to Learn From honoree Jeff Wellington.
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March 10, 2020
March 03, 2020
A good night's sleep doesn't eliminate stress, but there's new evidence that adolescents are able to cope better with stressful events when they sleep well the night before.
February 13, 2020
Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.
February 11, 2020
The National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and Everytown for Gun Safety are recommending in a new report that schools stop using active shooter drills that are either unannounced or simulate gun violence.
January 16, 2020
A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.
December 16, 2019
The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.
October 17, 2019
Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 18, 2019
Among 15- to 19-year-olds, the suicide rate rose from eight deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 11.8 per 100,000 in 2017, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 14, 2019
LGBTQ students are bullied more at school when the society around them is immersed in heated political debate about the rights of marginalized groups, according to a new study.
April 24, 2019
A group of Oregon students is advocating for a bill that proposes adding "mental or behavioral health" to a list of reasons for excused school absences.