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What Teachers Need to Know about Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder

Good teachers are constantly on the lookout for mental health challenges in their students, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Along with these disorders, another important condition for teachers to watch for in their students is bipolar disorder. Like major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is listed as a mood disorder in the DSM-V. Children...
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What teachers need to know about depression and how to help

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Experts estimate depression affects 10%-15% of children and teenagers at any given time. Research has shown that one in four high school students will have at least one major bout with depression. Clearly, depression is becoming more and more common among young people, however, it is also one of the most treatable mental disorders. The...
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3 ways to promote social awareness in the elementary school classroom

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Social awareness, or the ability to understand and empathize with the viewpoints of others, is an important life skill and one that students in an elementary school setting are often just beginning to develop. Teachers have the unique opportunity to foster social awareness and empathy in the classroom, which in turn may promote stronger student relationships and...
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