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.

My wife has been told by her boss to come up with 28 hours of PD for her district's paraprofessionals-does anyone know of any free online courses that would be appropriate?

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Anyone use therapy dogs in their classrooms? If so, how?

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So I’m a little scared. Put in my resignation for the end of the school year. I’ve been at my school for 13 Years. I’m not sure what I’m going to do but I know I can’t come back.

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Can a teacher with Work Related Stress Disorder (did not get disability ins), take a temp disability leave of absence, qualify for FMLA, and apply for temporary Social Security Disability benefits?

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My husband is a 36year old first year sped teacher. We had our first kid in October and he was diagnosed with MS last January. He was asked to resign or be fired on Friday. How can I help?

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Let’s start a positivity post. So many teachers are feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. Myself included. I thought we could use some good stuff in the midst of all of the (completely valid) negativity.

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Behavior intervention option for special needs

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Thinking of leaving the education profession and getting a law degree. It’s just a viper pit and it’s not okay to spend your entire life feeling unappreciated.

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I'm a good teacher and I work hard at school. Then when I come home, I can't do anything productive. I struggle to clean, cook, work out, have a social life, etc. I don't understand why? Any thoughts?

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How do I manage working with a small team of teachers that are all best friends? I work in a community that is very "born here, die here" and I'm the outsider!

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First year teacher who has gotten PTSD from one student. 2 concussions, multiple scratches, bruises etc. I can’t help but feel burnt out and it’s not even my second semester...

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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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