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.

How are you taking care of yourself if you have depression? All of my ways of staying grounded and motivated were attached to my routine and the fulfillment from work. I feel like I’m losing all motiv… more

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How do you destigmatize mental health disorders in your classroom?

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Let's get moving! A 5 day challenge to stay active for our mental health. 😊

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So I've been noticing that when I get moving in my body, my mood changes almost instantly to a better one and my sleep at night is so much better. Would you all be interested in a 5 day challenge … more

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Being cooped up for a month is taking its toll on me. I had a hysterectomy at 25, and rely on hormone injections every few months to help maintain, but right now that isn’t considered essential 😔

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With all the changes, what is something you are struggling with the most right now, and how are you dealing with it?

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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? A… more

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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 … more

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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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