Ep. 49: Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Schools

When we think about school, the focus is often on learning-math, grades, teachers, etc. But as we witness school tragedy after school tragedy, we remember that the difficulties of life can show up there. Some students have unimaginable challenges that impact their learning, behavior and mental wellness. Addressing these challenges are important to their lifelong success. Dr. Candice chats with School Psychologist, Lauren Parker. They discuss ways for parents, students and school personnel to address mental health challenges in schools.

This episode covers:

  • The role of the school psychologist
  • Tips for parents on how to talk about school tragedies
  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • How to get help
  • Overcoming the stigma of mental illness

Thank You, Mrs. Lauren R. Parker!

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Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Institute of Mental Health

National Association of School Psychologist

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Child Mind Institute