Tapping the power of friendship to boost teen mental health
Original post made on Dec 7, 2012
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on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Why is the headline to this story about teen "mental health" instead of teen "wellness". The first has such a stigma of something not "normal", whereas the issues mentioned are all commonplace and worthy of help and compassion...and often impact us as adults.
on Dec 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm
The article makes it sound as if Gunn students are psychotic, not just excessively stressed. Holistic health and a whole child approach should be addressed, not labeling kids as mentally ill as if they need psychiatric care. Are they basing the school academic.system on China's, or what?
on Dec 8, 2012 at 7:25 am
Thank you to the outside experts, Gunn students, and staff for embracing these meaningful programs. It's an example of putting the money where the mouth is. That the percentage of students who feel they have someone to talk to about their problems has increased is a move in the right direction.
As a teacher, a parent, and a community member, I am grateful for these programs.