Mental Health

What Mid-Pandemic Back to School Means for Mental Health

It’s no secret that this school year is going to look much different than the rest. With the pandemic still in full swing, the decision to return to traditional schooling was a hard choice for superintendents statewide. Do they risk the spread of the virus despite taking precautions, or do they risk the state of many families’ mental health and home lives? Ultimately, many decided, students need the structure that schools provide. Not all parents are equipped to discipline and educate simultaneously, whether they choose not to or don’t have the means to.  For students, that means a wave of change is coming soon. Some may be excited, some may be anxious and some may be angry to go back after a five-month vacation and follow a new set of unconventional rules.  So, how do we make sure our kids are dealing with the transition from online to in-person with the least amount of stress possible to help them stay safe and stay sane? Staying Safe Get your masks early and have your student...