The pandemic and social distancing has been difficult and stressful for everyone – but the impact on students is enormous.
As schools have shifted to remote learning to continue education through building closures, so many critical aspects of students’ lives are disrupted: access to school counselors, support of friends and teachers, sports and extracurricular activities, and other school-related activities. Often times, these are the parts of the school day that nurture students’ mental health and emotional well-being.
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Over the weekend I read this article from EdWeek about rising suicide rates among young kids. Some concerning statistics:
- Suicide among young people is at a 30-year high
- Kids as young as 9 or 10 are thinking about killing themselves
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