5 Things Parents Need to Know About Back to School & Mental Health
Mental health and substance use issues are just some of the topics that cause parents concern as the school year begins. Here’s how to help.
Screen BREAKING POINTS, a documentary film that takes on the issue of study drugs and how they intersect with school stress. The package includes a Screening Guide with discussion questions and other bonus materials perfect for parents and teachers.
School Stress: Are Study Drugs Helpful or Harmful?
What happens when high-school and college kids (who don’t have ADHD) take prescription stimulants that are not prescribed to them? Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, weighs in.
School Stress: Stimulant Abuse
Students are stressed out from academic pressure. Some think that taking unprescribed stimulants will improve their grades. And many parents have no idea.
School Stress: Prescription Stimulants Frequently Asked Questions
Nearly one-fifth of college students report that they take prescription stimulants that are not prescribed to them. And reports show that high-school students are abusing these medicines too. Let’s take a closer look.
School Stress: My Story of Recovery From Stimulant Use
From a young age, I strived for a high standard of success but my addictive behavior took flight. Here is my story of recovery from stimulant use.
School Stress: 5 Myths About Stimulant Abuse
Being a student today can be really tough, and often teens will feel tempted to “solve” their academic and social problems with prescription stimulants.
Posts how to help your teenager or young adult manage stress:
School Stress: The Power of Gratitude
Appreciating the goodness in our lives, helps teens feel more positive emotions, rather than negative feelings like stress, anxiety and depression — and there’s research to prove it.
School Stress: 3 Mindful Practices for Calm, Focused and Happy Teens
What is mindfulness? Can it help teens de-stress? And how do you do it?
School Stress: Why Your Teen Needs a Good Night’s Sleep
Teenagers are living life at full speed and need more sleep than adults to stay healthy and safe – and cope with stress.
School Stress: Healthy Stress vs. “Red Flag” Stress
How can parents tell when their child is experiencing a normal amount of stress — and when they should be worried? We reached out to two pediatricians to find out.
School Stress: 10 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Manage Stress
While some stress can help motivate kids to get work done, too much stress can be overwhelming and can cause problems with health, sleep and brain function. These 10 tips can help your kids manage stress.
School Stress: Modeling Healthy Behavior for Your Teen
How you, as a parent, handle stress and life’s pressures can be reflected in your child’s behavior. Learn how to model healthy coping skills.
School Stress: Raising Resilient, Self-Aware Kids
Students today are more anxious and stressed out than ever before. Julie Lythcott-Haims saw this first-hand when she served as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen for a decade.
7 Tips to Help Your Child Manage School Stress
Arm your student with these skills so he or she can cope with the academic and social pressure in the year ahead.
What are your tips for helping your son or daughter manage stress? Leave a comment below.