Tag: mental health

A day in the life of peer counseling teacher Laura Rountree

A day in the life of peer counseling teacher Laura Rountree

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, teachers’ daily schedule has been altered drastically. The transition to online learning has challenged the way teachers are accustomed to teach, and will continue teaching for the 2020-2021 school year. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Peer Counseling teacher and […]

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Metaphorical figure questions mental health and stability of circumstances

The stressors of COVID-19 and online learning actively affect the mental state of students and teachers

Are you okay? Take a moment to think: have you been okay? Ever since the hurricane of 2020 hit the nation, it has become harder and harder to answer “yes” amidst the wind and rain. As society and school as we know it transitions into […]

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Mental health resources provided for you at home

Mental health resources provided for you at home

At times it can be very difficult to adjust to change, often creating feelings of confusion and stress. Nearly one in five people in the United States suffer from mental health issues and with the coronavirus spreading, these conditions are becoming worrisome for individuals. However, […]

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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 plays a large role in the lives of students. (Photo by Dara Rosen)

School is playing a role in the mental health of students

On July 1, a bill in Oregon was put into effect, allowing students to take off up to five mental health days every three months. This has sparked conversation among parents, students and educators alike, concerning not only the efficacy of policies like this one, […]

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School activities aid in exclusion among teens

School activities aid in exclusion among teens

When spirit week rolls around, most people are excited to show off their school spirit by dressing up for the specific days with all of their friends, and even more excited at the end of the week for homecoming. What about the students who may […]

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UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

Feet tapping on floors; beads of sweat coating hands, dripping down foreheads; pulse racing a mile a second; constantly feeling on edge, agitated, fatigued. This is the reality that many students with mental health disorders must deal with on a daily basis. Anxiety, as well […]

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Suicide prevention presentation forms go out in personalization classes

Suicide prevention presentation forms go out in personalization classes

In upcoming personalization periods on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, MSD students will attend a presentation on suicide prevention and awareness. Mental health professionals from the Broward County Public Schools Suicide Prevention Program will be the main presenters along with peer counseling students […]

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Fred Guttenberg sits on a panel of survivors on Tuesday, April 2 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Trauma survivors hold a peer panel to help the community heal

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On April 2, 2019, several trauma survivors assembled a panel, sharing their experiences as a way to promote healing for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Their goal was to facilitate a sense […]

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Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

MSD students walkout in hopes of better mental health support at school

Students walked off campus on Wednesday, April 3, in order to call attention to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s lack of assistance regarding mental health. Through snapchat, students spread the word of the walkout, as well as shared their thoughts and opinions. At 10:48 a.m., […]

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