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Classroom yoga for kids may relieve anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a small study. Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing extra support. Researchers randomly assigned third graders screened for […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Over 1 in 20 kids has a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, study shows

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=255191b2-349c-49bb-a82d-2145db1a5979#.Wx_GgVyplBw A bad day here or there is normal for kids. But what if those bad days turn out to be symptoms of anxiety or depression? A new study estimates that 2.6 million children ages 6 to 17 in 2011–12, the latest year for which data are available, had a current diagnosis of anxiety […]

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Bullying Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=6c2b203b-b496-4917-8ecf-5857ead08410#.Wstv1Fw-dBx The effects of bullying don’t end after grade school. Studies have shown that children who are bullied can grow up to be depressed or have low self-esteem. Can you separate the hard facts from the popular misconceptions about bullying? Click below to start the quiz.

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Bullying can cause lasting mental health issues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=150c20a7-72ea-452c-a6b7-56d9c8a6c88d#.WsJ-jtTwbRZ Bullying isn’t a normal part of growing up. It can lead to multiple mental health issues for kids and the adults they become. A new study outlines the impact of bullying and how long the effects can last. Researchers followed more than 11,000 twins who took surveys about bullying. The researchers assessed the […]

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