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.

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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SOS I’m a first year teacher. I’m at a VERY challenging school district & a different culture than I’ve ever been around before. I cant get through a full day’s lesson! I spend more time disciplining!

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Today a student opened up about her depression after a lot of prodding. She’s capable but hasn’t done anything in weeks. She doesn’t want to try any medications. Already talked to mom. Help?

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Best way to decompress and fight burnout?

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anyone know if diagnosed depression can be considered a short term disability? it's wreaking havoc with everything professionally

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A student of mine committed suicide this summer.. I am still struggling with her death. I feel like I don’t have the desire to help students because I couldn’t help her.

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My doctor had me take a week off because of the chronic stress and borderline panic my situation at work is causing. In many ways, I feel recharged, confident...and more ready than ever to quit. :(

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How's the start to your year going? I am having terrible burnout, but then beat myself up for abandoning my students when I think about it. Anyone else experience this?

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