Mental Health and Support

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A community to discuss mental health challenges and share support with fellow education professionals who can relate.

1’m a 12th year teacher, who’s been in her current district 9 years. We had a change in administration, and since then it’s been very rough. I have anxiety, & am thinking of leaving teaching. Any help

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This week’s topic in our staff meetings is trauma and understanding the behavior of our students. Anyone else can’t help but take it personal when students lash out? 🙋🏻‍♀️

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One fellow coworker always gives a side eye when I don’t communicate with them and they have always been downright rude and gossipy over anything I’ve done or not done. How do I handle that?

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My district is looking into Social Emotional Learning curriculum. What is the name of the curriculum your district uses? What are the pros and cons of what you have implemented?

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We talk about not being paid enough, but now I see that 16 years and a masters degree has caused my salary to be higher than any entry-level job will pay someone with no experience in the field.

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I had a breakdown on Saturday at my second job (youth group advisor). My parents had to come pick me up, at age 35. I couldn't deal with people being nice to me -- my job is just so frustrating.

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Hello everyone! I was hoping to get your help! I'm looking for volunteers that will answer some questions about the struggles teachers go through. Currently, I'm designing a program for teachers...

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Does anyone have a school with a mindfulness theme? If so, what curricula did you use and how were you trained as a teacher? What supports were provided for parents and students

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I’m at an alternative school this year and the students are very sensitive, so I’m struggling with keeping the relationships positive while still being a decent teacher. I know they’re dealing with (1

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I feel like I am losing my mind at my school this year. My principal is after me, and my students constantly cut and are rude, with parents who don't seem to care. I am honestly ready to give up.

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I am a second year teacher and I have a pretty tough group this year. I am feeling major burn out. I love my career and it is truly rewarding but I am genuinely struggling. Any suggestions are welcome

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How do y’all deal with anxiety? It’s not Job-related, I just have GAD and depression (which gets worse in the winter). I see a therapist, I’m on meds, etc, but I feel like my work suffers.

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Student was in a car accident last night. She is in intensive care with broken ribs, and her brother who was in high school didn't make it 😢 visiting them in hospital.

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Student flicked me off today, and said I treat them like "slaves." All because I asked them to try their best on their test. How do you cope or relieve stress? Also, what do you say to that student?

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I had an incident with one of my colleagues and I tried putting out the fire (so to speak) but my anxiety makes it so hard not to relive those memories. I keep thinking I could have handled it better

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I am actually doing pretty good. Weed helps calm down daily stress.

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I recently went on antidepressants for my anxiety and it has helped tremendously. I felt like I was in a constant state of panic and anger before. Meds are available if you need them!

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Any teachers in here with adult ADHD? I was recently dx-ed and boy does it make sense... any tips/solidarity for managing your own brain/procrastination/lack-of-organization?

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I’m exhausted.. Beyond stressed and feeling like I’m not doing good enough for admin. My mental health has been in the tank this year. honestly no one on campus is available to help or listen

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Administrative questions. My school got a new principal. Nice person and all, but I don't think that they notice how much people are struggling. How can I help bring this to their attention?

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