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.

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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Midlife career change into teaching, because I love language and really get a lot from seeing teens grow into themselves... but I just don't know if I can keep up. 51 yo/ 3kids/ 5a-11p

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I am new to this community and it is somewhat comforting to see others in my position...love my kids, no support/ antagonistic building administration.

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I am in year 22.I was moved again this year to a new 5-6 building with 1100. We have a brand new principal. Things are a mess academically and behaviors are frightening. I am close to quitting! Help!!

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What would you like to see your school offer to support teacher's mental health and wellness?

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Do you find yourself struggling more with anxiety and depression due to adults in the school? I LOVE my job with the kids, but the atmosphere that has come in the last 2 years (new principal) stinks!

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Does your school offer in school support for teacher's mental health?

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Anyone else get a sore throat or feel like they’re losing their voice after the first couple days of teaching? What’s your favorite hot drink for a sore throat?

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Need some more positivity in your life? Join in on the #sunnysideupschoolyear challenge! Every day, post ONE thing that made you happy at school. Find the positive, be the good! ❤️😀

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I am struggling to keep the energy level.up these last days of school. How can I keep my 8th graders engaged without totally draining myself?

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Does anyone have recommendations on getting rest during the week? My SO pointed out to me over the weekend how different I am after a night of sleep and when I don’t have to worry about the next day..

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I am struggling with my team mates. We were very close last year and communicated well. This year I haven't felt like the team. I really dont know how to bring this up to them.

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How do you stay positive in special ed ?

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I am struggling with teachers who do not like me (I haven't figured out why), because of that, they do not trust in anything I do and/or suggest. Is anyone else dealing with this or have for me?

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This has been my hardest year yet. Morale is rock bottom throughout. I am feeling the burn out coming fast. Any suggestions for getting a new attitude or outlook to want to come back next year?

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