The teen years are a tough time for many students. Not only are they dealing with social and emotional concerns, but they are also gearing up to become adults and make big decisions for their life. Of course, some teens also have other problems happening in their life. Depression, anxiety, self-injury, abuse, and other factors may be a reality for them. These are challenging topics for an adult to understand, not to mention a teenager. While it may help them to talk to someone, many teens may not be comfortable going to traditional therapy sessions with adults while in school. Teachers and school health professionals can be crucial figures in these students’ lives. They not only deliver academic instruction, but they can also be valuable resources for students to turn to for mental health help and anxiety reduction.
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