While apologizing is often necessary to maintain healthy relationships, over-apologizing can actually be harmful, as “I’m sorry” can lose its meaning when it is overused. Over-apologizing is a people-pleasing behavior, often indicating that you struggle with the idea of simply taking up space.
What Is Self-Validation? Showing yourself kindness after experiencing an event that brought about negative emotions can be difficult. If you struggle with silencing your inner critic, your self-talk may sound like, “I did a terrible job on that test–I’m not smart enough to be in college;” or “I can’t believe I forgot my line–no amount
There are many reasons why you may feel stressed, worried, anxious, sad, or even depressed during the holiday season. Consider these 5 effective strategies that you can use to stay emotionally balanced and maintain your wellbeing, during the holidays.
Actively working to establish good relationships may help you to avoid negative situations – like teaching to a blank screen, or radio silence when you ask that amazing question that you thought would inspire all the students to unmute their microphones. Here’s how to maintain virtual student engagement.
A safe learning environment allows students to take risks, openly express their point of view, and grow both personally and academically. While this can include having a sense of physical safety, a safe learning environment also focuses on students’ psychological safety.
Returning to campus can be challenging, whether your break was two weeks or two months, and it is normal to feel some apprehension. The change in pace, routine, and environment can feel like a lot to handle all at once. The good news is that you can start to prepare for your return to school before you even step foot on campus.
The war in Ukraine has had many negative impacts. Ukrainian and Russian students in the United States are dealing with the stress and anxiety brought by war. Doomscrolling can also be causing increased anxiety.
– Simone Biles Focusing on Mental Wellbeing
– Kids Want to Learn More About Mental Illness and How to Cope with Parents Who Live with It
– Pie eating competition sends a serious message on mental health & teen suicide
– Teens with negative body image may experience depression as adults, study finds
– Teen dies by suicide after struggling to cope with the pandemic
This week we cover two studies. One that shows that teens are feeling more unhappy and depressed while the other shows that teens are feeling less depressed and lonely. Also, did you know that decorating for christmas can improve your mental health? Finally, video games might not be as harmful as we thought. Teens Feel