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Each week, we will share a handful of recent news articles with you about student mental health. Feel free to share your feedback with us or send us an article or event to include in the next issue.
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March 25, 2019
Within the past two weeks, three survivors of school shooting-related trauma died by suicide. For students, parents, administrators, and survivors of any kind of trauma, this is hard news to hear. It’s crucial for us to talk about this, to establish community resources, and to ensure that these resources are known and used.
March 26, 2019
As Daniel discussed a few weeks ago, mental health stigma among student-athletes is a big problem. Former UVA basketball player Isaiah Wilkins has spoken out about his experiences with depression and anxiety during his time in college, hoping to decrease the stigma surrounding students who feel intense pressure to perform.
March 27, 2019
After the news of two apparent suicides by student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, the local community has created Eagles’ Haven, a new community center to provide wellness services for the students and families living in Parkland. This is a great example of the need to support trauma survivors and the importance of communities coming together to support their members.
March 28, 2019
Amidst a nationwide school counselor shortage, Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota is partnering with local organizations to increase students’ access to mental health services and supports. As a result, school counselors’ caseloads have decreased and more students are receiving the care they need!
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Telemed Leadership Forum 2019
April 3-5, 2019
American Telemedicine Association 2019 Annual Conference and Expo
April 14-16, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
American Association of Suicidology 52nd Annual Conference
April 24-27, 2019