All Mental Healthcare Articles
  • Bridging the gap between school safety and emotional wellness during a…

    Lynn Scott and Kiera Anderson Education

    The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments defines emotional safety as experiences in which one feels safe to express emotions, confidence to take risks, and feels challenged and excited to try something new. They conclude emotionally safe learning environments can be achieved by making social-emotional learning (SEL) an essential part of education. Emotional and physical safety allows the brain to be in a prepared state to learn. Now more than ever, schools have an indispensable obligation to seize the opportunity, evaluate past practices, and adopt new methods to bridge the gap between physical safety and emotional wellness.

  • Showing support for school counselors during the pandemic

    Brian Stack Education

    We are just over a year into a pandemic that has already caused radical shifts and rifts in our society and our profession. Since it started, some of our profession’s unsung heroes that you don’t often hear enough about are our school counselors. This team, often a small group in a school, have been quietly trying to hold things together for the sake of our students, our staff, and our families. Have you checked in on your school counselor lately to make sure they are OK?

  • Telemedicine post-COVID: How to implement key lessons from the pandemic…

    Lisa Mulcahy Healthcare Administration

    As you no doubt have learned as a healthcare administrator or professional throughout the COVID-19 crisis, telemedicine is hugely beneficial when it comes to quick triage and treatment of patients at a distance. But that's not the only way you can incorporate this universal technology to help your hospital, clinics or office locations run better. New research is outlining fresh ways you can use telemedicine now and in the future to optimize how well your organization runs. Here are three areas you can focus on.

  • 5 suggestions for raising a struggling reader

    Scott Clamme Education

    As a special education teacher and parent, I have worked with many children who have struggled to learn to read. The main thing to remember as a parent is to be patient. Children are all different, and they go through different processes when learning to read. Often, learning to read can be like learning to ride a bike. Some kids learn easier and earlier than others, but as long as they don’t give up, most end up being competent readers. The key is keeping them from giving up. This can require patience from parents and teachers. This article features some suggestions that can help keep your struggling reader on the path toward reading competence.

  • How educators can help students navigate career planning and their college…

    Ginger Abbot Education

    Everyone’s learned new ways to navigate the world since the rise of COVID-19. High school students in particular have struggled because in-person college campus tours and meetings have been limited or shut down entirely. This guide explains how educators can help students navigate career planning and their college choice during COVID-19 so every student feels confident about their future.

  • Infographic: The future of nursing homes

    Brian Wallace Healthcare Administration

    Ever since the pandemic began impacting the United States directly, countless news articles have featured an industry that isn’t usually in the spotlight — nursing homes. Our seniors are an aging population that is among the most susceptible to the impact of the pandemic and must be cared for properly. That said, many seniors have been lonely as they have been physically away from their loved ones. We’re at a critical juncture as the future of nursing homes is now before us. In what ways can nursing homes be set up for success?

  • Grade retention: Perpetuating failure

    Howard Margolis Education

    Years ago, I read an article by a teacher who was worried about Gretchen (a pseudonym), a conscientious, enthusiastic, and hardworking struggling learner. The teacher feared that his district’s policy would force him to fail and retain her. He feared the negative consequences. His article was touching, perceptive, and troubling. It dealt with common fail-retain-and-repeat decisions that I had frequently encountered, decisions that continue to demoralize and undermine countless struggling learners, their families, and their teachers.

  • Outdoor learning improves engagement and mental health

    Sheilamary Koch Education

    Under tall mango trees between a dry riverbed and two large warehouses, kids ranging between three and 12 years old gather midday for story time. They sit on stumps spaced in a circle. A few interact with some ants and each other. After they introduce themselves in big outdoor voices, Nicole Majewski reads a story interjecting commentary and inviting response as she goes along. Since the beginning of the school year, Majewski, education director at EntreAmigos, a nonprofit in San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico, and other educators have been bringing activities like watercolor painting, mud play and treasure hunts to kids outdoors.

  • Infographic: Changing nursing homes from the inside out

    Brian Wallace Medical & Allied Healthcare

    After the world as we knew it shut down thanks to the pandemic, the nursing home industry was in the spotlight — and not in a good way. Nowadays, it is great to see that our elders, a vulnerable citizen population, are getting vaccinated quickly. As COVID outbreaks are now being better contained in such facilities, many will look to live in nursing homes. People making such a life adjustment will want the comforts of home. Nursing homes will likely do a good deal more when upgrading their physical appearance.

  • The pros and cons of online schooling for pre-teens

    Ginger Abbot Education

    The pandemic has impacted almost every area of our lives. Work has changed, with many adults now working from home or pursuing freelance options. Many students are learning virtually or doing hybrid classes on alternating weekdays. Each household with working parents and online students has developed differing opinions about whether online schooling should continue after the pandemic is over. Now that they’re adjusted, some parents might wonder whether their kids should keep learning online. Here’s what to consider before making a long-term decision.