Mental Health Awareness

NEW Happiness Course! – Education Article

  With a game of Happiness Bingo! Learners Edge has a fantastic new course on happiness called Living Your Happiest Life, Inside & Outside the Classroom. It’s been very popular and fits nicely into our Educator Wellness category because when you are happy, you feel well!   The popularity of this course made me think, “What really makes you happy, Keely?” Of course, the very typical things came to mind: my kids, my boyfriend, free time, extra money, vacations, polar bears and chocolate. But you know what else makes me happy? I…

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True Stories About What Anxiety Feels Like – Education Article

Anxiety Series: Part 2 of 3 We all have anxiety. “I’m not ready to take the test!” “I can’t give a speech!” “I have a stomachache!” Each of us can relate to feeling uneasy about getting on a plane, angst about going to a job interview, or queasy before giving a speech. The difference between “typical” or “healthy” anxiety and anxiety disorders is the disorders interfere with life and stop us from doing things we want, or need, to do. Instead…

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FOMO to JOMO? – Education Article

Anxiety Series: Part 1 of 3 Kids are cool. Kids invent nicknames about things for which we adults are unaware. Later, typically by accident or because we ask, we find out what things like FOMO mean. FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is the offspring of the anxiety kids experience when they are continuously connected to social media. Kids’ perpetual awareness and monitoring of what the cool, and not-so-cool, kids are doing has created this derivative of anxiety called FOMO.…

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