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“Changing the Narrative” is a new section added in 2015 to Palo Alto’s Gunn High School student newpaper, The Oracle.
“Changing the Narrative” features students’ essays of their fears and anxieties and the ways in which they found strength, hope, healing and growth. These inspirational student stories are available here or on their Facebook page. Read more »
In her book How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Read more »
Did you know that 1 in 5 people are affected by learning differences, or LD?
People with learning differences have difficulty storing, processing and producing information due to a deficit in one or more neurological processes. Learn more about what learning differences are and what they are not, as well as what interventions can help. Read more »
What is a pyschological assessment? This presentation reviews the main purposes of a psychological assessment, the types of assessments, assessment tools, factors that influence performance, and how to interpret the results. Read more »
It is not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder, or depression and general anxiety. About half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them from normal developmental milestones and behaviors.
Children with depression may display these symptoms: Read more »
Teaching Everyone About Mental Illness (TEAM) is website dedicated to equipping family and friends with the tools necessary to help a loved one struggling with a mental illness.
Learn about some of the causes of mental illness, the signs that someone is struggling, what you can say, and what you can do to help. Read more »