The back-to-school period can mean a stressful transition for students, parents and teachers alike. To help them manage that anxiety, the nonprofit program Y.O.G.A. for Youth is bringing techniques for mindfulness and relaxation to the classroom. Damien Henson of Student…
By Student Reporting Labs
Going back to school can spark both excitement and stress, as students navigate social circles and workload. For 21-year-old college student Ben Rolnick, who suffers from severe social anxiety, meeting new people and facilitating conversation present a challenge -- but…
The U.S. faces a growing shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with young people at a time when depression and anxiety are on the rise.
By Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News
Pressure on students to obtain A's is having a harmful impact on stress, depression and anxiety levels. High school teacher David Cutler shares some ways to help students learn from setbacks and then move on.
By David Cutler
By Arash Javanbakht and Linda Saab, The Conversation
Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than "Deck the Halls"? You're not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
Some districts are taking steps to help students better cope with test anxiety and other stresses of school.
By Catherine Caruso, STAT
People with mood disorders are at increased risk of abusing opioids, and yet they received many more prescriptions than the general population, according to an analysis of data from 2011 and 2013.
By Katherine Isbister, The Conversation
A psychologist dives into fidget items and the science behind why people seek such distractions.
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