TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As a parent, when you send your children to school, you want them to be safe.
One Twin Falls father learned, however, that not only was his daughter attacked on campus but there was video evidence of the altercation.
One evening in mid-October, Leslie Montgomery said her daughter received a barrage of emails to her school email account. Montgomery said her daughter— a seventh grader at the Christian private school Greenleaf Friends Academy — had been the subject of bullying by fellow students since enrolling in the school last year.
Idaho high school students reported less bullying, cigarette smoking and sexual activity in the State Department of Education’s biannual youth risk behavior survey. But teens reported increased e-cigarette use, feelings of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts.
For many young adults, college is a time full of excitement and exploration. However, this time can also be challenging for students' mental health. For this reason it’s important to know the common warning signs of mental health issues and the resources that are available to students for help.
Discusses the role of statewide coalitions on prevention efforts on campuses. The author is the project director of Missouri Partners in Prevention, Missouri’s statewide coalition funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and serves as a senior coordinator in the Wellness Resource Center at the University of Missouri.
With the training, teachers at the Missouri college will acquire the skills they need to address mental health challenges and guide their students to get the help they need. It is offerings its teachers an opportunity to become certified in mental health first aid.
Discusses issues that many students face in accessing and affording period products. This article outlines how local school districts have responded to these challenges, as well as suggested policy changes to better support students in accessing safe period products and information about menstrual health.