New resources and guidance are available for instructors keen to help students with mental health issues. Some say it’s too much to ask, others that it’s not enough to help.The University of Minnesota is coordinating an initiative to improve learning environments and better support student mental health.It’s getting close to finals, and McIntyre Library is hosting therapy dogs for the rest of the month in order to help students with their mental health. Its Instagram highlights the multiple dogs who are paying visits to the library. Different dogs will be hanging around throughout the next two weeks. Ashley Krueger, second-year elementary.

. Students have solutions that can help teachers and school leaders support youth dealing with stress, anxiety, and other issues.Background Mindfulness-based programs have the potential to improve the well-being of undergraduate students by reducing anxiety, depression, and isolation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore lived experiences of undergraduates in a mindfulness-based program at a “college of opportunity” that has high proportions of first-generation college students. Specifically, we sought to: (1) explore the application of mindfulness practices in students’ daily lives; (2) explore how participants believe mindfulness training affected their health and well-being; (3) learn participants’ recommendations and suggested changes for mindfulness-based interventions in future iterations. Methods Students were recruited from XXX and consented to participate in semi-structured digitally conducting interviews after the completion of the 8-week intervention in the Fall/Spring 2020 academic year. Data were analyzed using Applied Thematic Analysis and a codebook was constructed using a consensus-driven process using both a priori and emergent coding. All transcripts were double-coded, and concordance was achieved for all interviews. Results Qualitative results indicated that the most applied practices were those that could be easily incorporated into a daily routine. Furthermore, students reported an increased ability to cope with a variety of stressors, decreased reactivity, and enhanced resilience specifically concerning mental health challenges. Additionally, engaging in mindfulness training improved students’ ability to navigate social distancing measures, other COVID-19-specific stress, and enhanced motivation for self-care practices to sustain well-being. Concerning preferred intervention delivery modality, participants stated that due to multiple, growing responsibilities (e.g., pressures of commuting to class) they preferred in-person delivery, shorter sessions over a longer period, with classes in the morning or early afternoon. Conclusions Findings provide pragmatic and psychosocial insights into students’ application of mindfulness training across personal, professional, and academic domains enhancing their well-being. This work builds on qualitative work concerning students’ perceptions and applications of mindfulness while offering insights into the future of mindfulness programs among undergraduates. Trial registration NCT03124446.

Mental health disorders rise among young people-including stressed out students

For students at Scottsdale Community College, help with whatever life throws your way is easily available at Counseling Services. Depression and anxiety continue to plague an overwhelming number of America’s middle and high school students, particularly LGBTQ  and students of color, hampering efforts to boost learning from pandemic losses.  Secondary students at every grade level maintain depression, stress, and anxiety is the most common barrier to learning. And fewer than half of them, regardless. . Expect addressing burnout, promoting SEL and incorporating universal screening to be top of mind in the new year.

Here’s a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.Background The declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2020 catapulted institutions of higher education into an emergency transition from face-to-face to online teaching. Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing after-effects thereof, the study explored the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academics. Methods A qualitative phenomenological research design was used to explore the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academics. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews from a sample of 11 full-time academics permanently employed at six public and private higher education institutions in South Africa in 2020 and 2021. The data were analysed by means of thematic analysis. Results The study found that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions had a largely negative psychological impact on academics in higher education. The most dominant negative emotions reported by participants included stress, anxiety, fear and guilt either due to the threat of the virus itself, potential for loss of life, lockdown restrictions, a new working environment, and/or their perceived inability to assist their students. Participants also reported feelings of emotional isolation and an increase in levels of emotional fatigue. Conclusion In conclusion, institutions of higher education need to be aware of the negative psychological impact of COVID-19 on academics, and ensure they create and foster environments that promote mental well-being. Institutions may offer psychological services and/or emotional well-being initiatives to their academic staff. They must create spaces and cultures where academics feel comfortable to request and seek well-being opportunities. In addition to mental and emotional well-being initiatives, institutions must provide academics with tangible teaching and learning support as this would go a long way in reducing much of the stress experienced by academics during the pandemic.Educators in Maine’s rural schools are struggling to meet the mental and emotional needs of their students due to a lack of resources, and institutional support, according to a new study from the University of Maine. In education around the world, there is a tension between meeting institutional goals like fiscal efficiency, literacy and numeracy . In Atlanta, a team of mental health experts is bringing care to adolescents whose needs often go unaddressed and misunderstood.

This article will explore how educators can move away from this kind of pathological approach to better help autistic students succeed academically.New Delhi : To address the burden of mental disorders, the Government of India is supporting implementation of the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) under the National Mental Health Programme. Ohio State’s Department of Psychology is offering an interactive, experiential mental health and personal well-being course this spring in an effort to introduce students to evidence-based coping m. .

Editorial: Fall 2022 Report Card

Administration: B- It’s largely been a controversy-free semester from Binghamton University’s administration, or at least closer to one than before. A great deal of the. Many also question how universities will support students struggling with “climate anxiety.”. Nearly three years since the pandemic hit, teachers and administrators are pushing hard to catch students up. TCU faculty shared their expertise, often making both local and national media, We take a look back at our featured faculty in 2022.With $300 million in pandemic funds, 50 recovery strategies and two years to tweak plans, St. Paul Public Schools officials vow to gather data, evaluate and pivot in real time.

Surprisingly, most people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are in excellent mental health, Canadian researchers report.Zoom. Canvas. Google Classroom. These apps are synonymous with the days  where everyone had to learn through a computer. While some want to leave these memories in the past, others have found ways to continue learning online or integrate them into their daily lives.  Through the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers have found the limitations. New institute will leverage School of Medicine’s nationally renowned neuroscientists to focus on fundamental discovery, ultimately improving patient care in neurological disorders.A professor of political science at IU Bloomington issued a dire warning about the job market to graduate students in his department. Was it necessary?.

Here’s what happens when a school rethinks punishment.First graduates of UNLV’s psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program eager to help fill Southern Nevada’s need for more providers.A recent survey by the ATA finds that class sizes across province are too big and it’s having a negative effect on students abilities to learn along with their mental health.LONG BEACH, Calif. –  The stereotype of a homeless person is someone with a mental illness or substance-abuse issues panhandling on the corner. But an incr. One out of every five Ghanaian children representing about 20 per cent is likely to suffer from dyslexia, a common learning disorder associated with children with normal vision and intelligence.We must reconsider optional attendance policies not least for the sake of students’ physical and mental health, Eric Skipper writes.