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Resources Tagged With: teen mental health

California Pushes Back School Start Times for Middle and High School Students

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Sunday that pushes school start times later. Under the new law, middle schools will start classes at 8 a.m. or after, while high schools will start classes at 8:30 a.m. or after. Optional early classes will still be allowed.
The law applies to public and charter schools, though rural school districts are exempt. The new start times go into effect by July 1, 2022, or when a school’s collective bargaining agreement with its employees expires, whichever is later. Read more ›
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

anxiety photoObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Read more ›

Preventing Bullying [downloadable]

Bullying is a form of youth violence. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. Read more ›

Students in High-Achieving Schools Are Now Named An ‘At-Risk’ Group, Study Says

Communities touting the best-ranked schools are often the most in-demand among families. But this competitive environment can come at a psychological cost to those attending them. Read more ›

Crisis Text Line Spread the Word Toolkit [downloadable]

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Want to bring Crisis Text Line to your community, school, or workplace? Crisis Text Line has create a Spread the Word Toolkit. Read more ›

Getting the Right Start: Student Guide to Mental Health [downloadable]

Did you know that 1 in 5 youth and young adults lives with a mental health condition? The Student Guide to Mental Health Fact Sheet from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lists the common warning signs that something is amiss and explains the steps to take if you are worried. Read more ›

Seize the Awkward — How to Talk With a Friend Who’s Struggling [video] [downloadable]

Talking to your friend about mental health can be scary – but reaching out when you’re feeling down or when you see a friend struggling can make a huge difference. Read more ›

How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

You’ve signed up for classes, you’ve learned your way around campus — and now, you’ve got to make sure you survive all the way to graduation. Read more ›

How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?

Teachers and parents all over the country are noticing an increase in mental health issues, including anxiety, among students. Parents and educators are scrambling to understand why kids seem to be more anxious and how to help them. Read more ›

Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event [downloadable]

This tip sheet from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) contains information about some of the signs of grief and anger and provides useful information about how to cope with grief. In addition, the Helpful Resources section provides hotline numbers and treatment locators for those who may want further help. Read more ›

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