Mental health and school during the pandemic

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With the pandemic still impacting everyday lives, mental health is just as important as physical health, and the Nebraska Department of Education and Lincoln Public Schools are making an effort to bring awareness to that subject.

The Department of Education recently held a webinar for teachers to better understand what students may be going through in the classroom and at home.

LPS’s Counselling and Social Work Supervisor, Brenda Leggiadro says students who may be showing signs of mental distress may be, among other things, quick to anger, or may not be able to solve a problem they usually could pretty easily.

“All of these could be happening with students in their homes. We would encourage any family member who has a concern about their child to reach out to us at school, and we’ll partner and problem solve to help everybody get to a better place.”

The problem doesn’t just impact students though.  Teachers and staff may be feeling stressed and anxiety too.

LPS has many tools available for students and staff alike who may be feeling stressed or having mental distress.

Links to the LPS Social work page are:

https://home.lps.org/socialworkers/

https://home.lps.org/socialworkers/mental-health-therapy/

https://home.lps.org/healthservices/resources-in-the-community/

If you want to see what the Nebraska Department of Education says about school mental health, click HERE

The webinar is also available for the public to view.  The video is linked below.

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