Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mental Health Training for Teachers and Education Professionals

May is Mental Health Month

I witnessed a student suffering from depression breakdown from academic pressure and stress. They demonstrated suicidal behavior.  

I feel that mental health and suicide prevention should be part of teacher training. Teachers need to be able to intervene and help students who are considering harming themselves.

Teach100 Mentors were asked in a survey if they'd ever had to deal with a mental health issue on the job, and startlingly, every responder answered "Yes." Teach100 Mentors on Required Mental Health Training for Educators