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Resources Tagged With: trauma

School Bullying Has Decreased During the COVID-19 Pandemic, but Schools Should Prepare for Its Return

Remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many facets of students’ school experiences. Although many parents, educators, and other stakeholders have sounded the alarm on the potential negative learning and mental health outcomes, the shift to virtual schooling may have also benefited some students—particularly those who have experienced bullying by their peers. Read more ›

Stress In America™ 2021: Pandemic Impedes Basic Decision-Making Ability

Americans are struggling with the basic decisions required to navigate daily life as the effects of pandemic-related stress continue to take a toll, especially on younger adults and parents, according to a national survey from the American Psychological Association. Read more ›

Learn How to Tell if Your Child Is Depressed and the Best Ways to Help

Does your child seem unusually sad, irritable or quiet lately? Such changes in mood could be due to a temporary stress in life. But how do you know if it’s something more? Read more ›

Childhood Depression

Rates of childhood depression have been rising in the last several years. Yet, information and awareness about childhood depression has not caught on at the same rate. Many well-intentioned adults still believe that children ‘can’t get depressed. They are so young- what do they have to be depressed about? Read more ›

Feeling Forgetful? How the Pandemic May Have Messed With Our Memory

Written by Vivien Keil, Ph.D.; Consulting Neuropsychologist, PSY#22347

We have all learned a great deal in the last 18 months. These have been forced lessons at the hands of a global pandemic. We know much more than we ever wanted to about the effects of COVID-19 and the trauma surrounding chronic stress, grief, and loss. It’s no surprise that our weary hearts and minds wonder…what’s next? What should I expect so that I can be better informed and prepared, especially as a new school year approaches? Read more ›

‘Trauma Is A Lens, Not A Label’: How Schools Can Support All Students

The pandemic has raised concerns about the way stress is affecting kids. Even though the word ‘trauma’ is on a lot of worried adults’ minds these days, information about it is wide-ranging and can leave people feeling unsure about what to do next. Read more ›

How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental Health

In recent weeks, governors, mayors and superintendents have discussed plans to reopen schools and get “back to normal” in the fall.

For schools, seeking a return to normalcy is only natural, but it may actually be counterproductive. Students coming back through our doors in the fall will be carrying the stress, anxiety and trauma of the past year.

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Nation’s School Mental Health Network Will Be Severely Tested

From loneliness and anxiety to severe or suicidal depression, the coronavirus’ mental health impact on youth has surged into its own epidemic, swelling the number of children’s visits to emergency rooms for mental health problems. National screenings show that children, adolescents and teens have struggled emotionally during the pandemic more than any other age group. Read more ›

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You’re Tired All The Time, You’re Not Alone

In recent weeks, Dr. Kali Cyrus has struggled with periods of exhaustion. Exhaustion is also one of the top complaints she hears from her patients these days. They say things like, “It’s just so hard to get out of bed” or “I’ve been misplacing things more often,” she says.

Mental health care providers around the U.S. are hearing similar complaints. And many providers, like Cyrus, are feeling it themselves. Read more ›

How Parents Can Help Children Cope With Trauma [downloadable]

In the past year, there have also been numerous stressors, including the ongoing pandemic, balancing work and parenting demands, and managing other obligations at home and/or in our personal life. This combination of traumas and stressors may feel overwhelming right now.

This fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope with collective traumas. Read more ›

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