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Learning Emotional Intelligence, Meditation, and Yoga in Schools | Mindful


Learning Emotional Intelligence, Meditation, and Yoga in Schools | Mindful.

My Tired, Truant Son


My son has missed three days of school out of four days this week so far.  He keeps saying he’s too tired to get up in the morning.  We try to get him to go to bed earlier but it’s always the same thing, all this week, except Tuesday.  He told his dad that he’s being teased but that it doesn’t bother him that much, that it’s just that he’s too tired to get up for school in the morning.  I don’t like where this is going.  His sister dropped out of school halfway through Grade 9.  She’s supposed to be in Grade 12 now, but she doesn’t go to school.  Because of anxiety, she claims.  My husband never finished his education.  He’s afraid of our son turning out the same as him.  He’s always been so good about going to school until now.  I called the school and waited all day for a call from the principal, who just phoned and said that if he doesn’t go in the morning they can have the attendance counsellor come over and get him to school.  That’s the only thing that I can think of.  I hope it works.  Wish me luck,

– Joyce.

Trigger Warnings Proposed On College Materials


I just read a few articles about college students requesting that trigger warnings be put on their books.  This is due to many of them having Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms.  I think it’s a great idea.  Critics say that they shouldn’t have to put warnings on the classics and that they’d have to put warnings on every little thing, and that if they’re in college, they should “grow up”, “get over it” and that “real life doesn’t come with trigger warnings.”

What is your take on this idea?  Do you think it would be too hard to put trigger warnings on materials?  What do you say to the naysayers?  Let me know in the comments below.  Thanks,

– Joyce.

Bringing Mental Health to the Forefront of Education | World of Psychology


Bringing Mental Health to the Forefront of Education | World of Psychology.

NAMI Blog: Ending the Silence of Mental Illness in High School


NAMI Blog: Ending the Silence of Mental Illness in High School.

Should all schools have their own psychotherapist? | Education | The Guardian


Should all schools have their own psychotherapist? | Education | The Guardian.

Protecting Today’s Youth: Professional School Counselors Fight Cyberbullying | Richard Yep


Protecting Today’s Youth: Professional School Counselors Fight Cyberbullying | Richard Yep.

Brief Group Therapy Can Improve Teen Mental Health | Psych Central News


Brief Group Therapy Can Improve Teen Mental Health | Psych Central News.

Bullying: Suicides Put a Spotlight on a Schoolyard Problem – TIME


The school system released an internal report today that concluded Herrera had not been subjected to more teasing than his peers.

I doesn’t matter if someone is subjected to more teasing than others or not. Some people are more intensely emotional than others.

Bullying: Suicides Put a Spotlight on a Schoolyard Problem – TIME.

Stamford teens take on mental health in school – StamfordAdvocate


Stamford teens take on mental health in school – StamfordAdvocate.

Local school recognized for breaking the stigma | News | St. Catharines Standard


Local school recognized for breaking the stigma | News | St. Catharines Standard.

Mental Illness and School


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23195837

http://www.edsource.org/today/2013/task-force-recommends-including-mental-health-training-in-teacher-credential/33503#.Ud5OyuzD9tQ

Bullying and borderline personality disorder: a missing link


A new study shows that close attention should be paid to bullying in elementary school and the link to BPD.  It’s unknown whether the bullying caused BPD or BPD provoked the bullying.  Either way, something needs to be done!  Read about the study here:

http://www.preventionaction.org/research/bullying-and-borderline-personality-disorder-missing-link/5945

Zero Tolerance in Schools


I am 44 years old and was bullied all through school. I still suffer the consequences of it TO THIS DAY!

Check out this post:   To This Day by Shane Koyczan