Tag: depression

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

In sixth grade, every student in Broward County receives vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis screenings. These coincide with screenings in every academic subject area to gauge the ability to read, interpret information and do mathematical operations. There is one field, though, that is entirely neglected […]

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Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are among the reasons that millennials' health is not as good as that of the previous generation, a new report finds. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Mental illness is not a trend

Depression is not uncommon amongst teenagers and older children approaching adolescence. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “In the U.S., depression is the leading cause of disability for people over 5 years of age.”  The stress of school and maintaining […]

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The Salt Box is a salt therapy provider located in Parkland that is offering 5 free stress-relieving sessions to MSD students. Photo courtesy of Jessi Powell.

The Salt Box offers free sessions to MSD students

Over the course of the past two months, students have gracefully accepted a plethora of donations from local companies. One particular company, The Salt Box, located in the Parkland Town Center, offered five free sessions to anyone who was affected by the tragedy, including students, […]

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