How can I make my mental health better in school?
- Educate staff, parents, and students on symptoms of and help for mental health problems.
- Promote social and emotional competency and build resilience.
- Help ensure a positive, safe school environment.
- Teach and reinforce positive behaviors and decision-making.
- Encourage helping others.
What helps back-to-school anxiety? Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety
Visit the school before the school year begins, rehearse the drop-off and spend time on the playground or inside the classroom if the building is open. Have your child practice walking into class while you wait outside or down the hall.
Is it OK to not go to school for a day for mental health? It’s OK to need to take a day off here and there to decompress and to regroup ourselves and to do so without judgement. The judgement part will lessen with more awareness to mental health, which will continue to take time but you can start with yourself. Allowing yourself to take that day off for some self-care.
What causes school anxiety? Concerns about not having enough friends, not being in the same class as friends, not being able to keep up with friends in one particular area or another, interpersonal conflicts, and peer pressure are a few of the very common ways kids can be stressed by their social lives at school.