October 6, 2022
Quick tips for families on lowering stress, anxiety this school year

Quick tips for families on lowering stress, anxiety this school year

Quick tips for families on lowering stress, anxiety this school year

Going back to school is stressful enough.

But entering the third year of the pandemic amid gun violence in schools, harsh political rhetoric and economic uncertainty are weighing on children who are experiencing an uptick in anxiety, depression and other behavioral health conditions, according to Wisconsin-based pediatrics professionals.

“This is yet another school year that’s starting off a little rocky because we’re still looking for the new normal,” said Linda Hall, director of the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health. “The disruptions kids experienced when they were doing partially or completely virtual school … have not been healed yet.”

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Here are some ways to enhance students’ mental well-being in the coming school year.


https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2022/09/08/quick-tips-families-lowering-stress-anxiety-school-year/7975728001/