December 2018 | Mental Health America

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December 2018

Managing Anxiety in the Classroom

By Denise Egan Stack, LMHC, OCD Foundation

Anxiety in school is a widespread problem at every grade level.

Research shows that up to 25% of students struggle with clinical anxiety which can significantly impact a student’s ability to learn and perform up to their capacity.

Anxious students may have:

Looking for support during the holidays? Check out these free resources

By Kelly Davis, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

The holiday season can be a time of joy, community, and connection, but many people experience an increased sense of loneliness and isolation during this time of year. Whether it is in a crowded room or at home by yourself, loneliness is painful.

Reflecting on Sandy Hook

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

Sandy Hook Memorial

I was sitting at home doing some writing in 2012 when I turned on the noontime news. There was only a small news item at first – there had been a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in Newtown, and there were at least a couple of confirmed casualties.

How to Make a Difference on Your Campus in 2019!

By Kelly Davis, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

For college students, winter break is a great time to relax, spend time with friends and family, and of course try to catch up on sleep. After the stress of the semester and finals, it’s an important chance to celebrate all the work you’ve done and check in on your mental health and wellbeing.

The Mental Health Benefits of Remote and Flexible Work

By Brie Weiler Reynolds, FlexJobs Senior Career Specialist

Mental health and work are intertwined. Work can cause and exacerbate mental health issues, but it can also act as a support mechanism. Flexible work options, in particular, have a lot to offer in supporting mental health at work and in life.

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