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It’s a tough time to be a student. Even before the pandemic struck, today’s students were experiencing a mental health crisis. Reports indicate that approximately 10 million individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 are in need of professional help for a mental health condition, shifting student safety efforts beyond simply protecting students in a physical sense to considering the whole child from a social and emotional standpoint.

Our Student Wellness Series of webinars covers a variety of topics impacting today’s students. Access the recordings from this insightful series to hear from experts about these important issues.

  • Eating Disorders: These complex conditions, which can seriously impact students’ mental and physical health, often require both medical and psychological intervention. Watch this webinar to hear Dr. Lisa Strohman and Mary Padden from Digital Citizen Academy discuss the various types of disordered eating and how these issues impact educational potential.

  • Incels: Involuntary celibates, or incels, are a subculture of dangerous men who blame women and society for their lack of romantic success. Focused on male supremacy, incels are increasingly becoming considered as a terrorism threat. Watch this webinar to hear Bruno Dias, the director of safety and security at Mansfield Independent School District in Texas, offer his expertise on this disturbing topic.

  • Anxiety: Anxiety and depression are on the rise with today’s students, with 70% of teens seeing these issues as a major problem. Watch this webinar to hear Dr. Strohman and Christine Ravesi-Weinstein discuss the various types of anxiety and how these disorders can impact students both physically and psychologically.

  • Cutting: Students suffering from depression and anxiety may turn to cutting, a form of self-harm, as a way to release their pain and emotions. Watch this webinar to hear Dr. Strohman discuss this destructive habit and the reasons why students cut, the various triggers, and how educators can help.

  • Holiday Blues: While the holiday season typically brings feelings of joy, this time of year can be difficult for many. Watch this webinar to hear Dr. Strohman, Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton from Millburn Township Public Schools, and Heather Durkac, Gaggle’s VP of Operations, discuss the mental health struggles students face during the holidays.

  • Educator Well-Being: From dealing with student mental health concerns and uncertainties brought about by the pandemic to responding to incidents that threaten the safety of students, educators are exposed to a great amount of trauma. How can educators face these pressures without reaching the point of burnout?