Sage Thrive Today Blog Categorized as: Coping

Episode 11: Nancy Sulla on Engaging Students in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Welcome to our podcast: Conversations About Student Mental Health. I’m Chris Leonard, Clinical Social Worker working with adolescents for over 25 years. In this podcast, I talk with school administrators, educators, clinicians, and parents to open a dialogue that will help the growing number of students struggling with mental illness. Chris Leonard: Welcome back to Conversations About Student Mental Health. […]

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Episode 10: Dealing With Grief

Welcome to our podcast: Conversations About Student Mental Health. I’m Chris Leonard, Clinical Social Worker working with adolescents for over 25 years. In this podcast, I talk with school administrators, educators, clinicians, and parents to open a dialogue that will help the growing number of students struggling with mental illness. Chris: In our most recent episode, I discussed how to cope […]

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PODCAST EPISODE 9: Coping with Fear & Anxiety

Welcome to our podcast: Conversations About Student Mental Health. I’m Chris Leonard, Clinical Social Worker working with adolescents for over 25 years. In this podcast, I talk with school administrators, educators, clinicians, and parents to open a dialogue that will help the growing number of students struggling with mental illness. Chris LeonardChristopher J. Leonard, MSW, LCSW, M.ED. Chris Leonard is […]

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The Benefits of a Trauma-Informed School Community

Some students face the effects of traumatic experiences which cause mental health issues that have a significant effect on their ability to succeed in school. Creating a trauma-informed school environment will provide a teacher, counselor, or school-based clinician with the awareness to recognize students at risk and give them tools to provide support for students who have experienced trauma. Studies […]

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School Refusal: 8 Effective Intervention Strategies

School refusal impacts between 2 and 5% of students.1 This anxiety-based mental health issue ranges from mild separation anxiety to more severe cases of anxiety or depression that can cause young adolescents to miss weeks or months of school each year. School-based counseling can provide effective interventions that help students improve attendance and enjoy learning again. School professionals and parents/guardians […]

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From Helicopter to Lawnmower

By Executive Director, John Reilly, MSW, LCSW, PsyA. The newest parenting style label is the lawnmower parent. These parents are described as doing anything to prevent their child’s failure and mowing down any obstacles to their child’s success. People describing the lawnmower parent might do so in a condescending tone – As if they would never ever engage in such behavior. […]

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How Physical Activity Can Improve Mental Health

Everyone knows that exercising has great benefits to your body, but what most people don’t know is that it’s one of the most effective ways to improve mental health and well-being. Here are five ways that exercise and physical activities benefit your mental health. Better Sleep Schedule – Exercising often helps regulate your sleep schedule, causing you to be less […]

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Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce

It’s no secret that many married couples get divorced while their children are still young. Parents may decide to get divorced for a variety of reasons, but ultimately the decision is made with the well-being of the entire family in mind. While parents are coping with divorce themselves, it can be hard to grasp just how divorce may impact their […]

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