It will probably come as no surprise, but adult anxiety is on the rise as we all attempt to cope with so many things over which we have no control. Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body's automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation.
The number of children experiencing anxiety on a regular basis is skyrocketing. The pandemic only serves to exacerbate these feelings. As educators, we need to be able to readily recognize anxiety within the classroom and take steps to help alleviate the symptoms.
Concerns about screen time and social media, already high before COVID-19, have even more significance now as students all over the world are engaging online in order to meet almost all of their educational and social needs.
Below are links, shared by Key's Counselors, members of the Key community may find of interest.
We can link to anything here - while Wellness Wednesdays are geared for faculty/staff, might there be a reason to have them more publicly read?
We could create sections
Links to hotlines for suppport etc?
The Sky is the limit...