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Blog, School Refusal, teen anxiety, therapeutic education

Strategies for Teachers Dealing with Anxiety in the Classroom

Anxiety is defined as a feeling or worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety is something we all experience, but some people, including adolescents and children, may have higher levels than others. Anxiety isn’t always obvious or easily detectable, but if you know what to look […]

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Blog, coping, school avoidance, School Refusal, teen anxiety, teen depression, therapeutic education

Home Instruction Is Not the Answer for Students with Mental Health Issues

Home instruction can do more harm than good when it comes to students struggling with mental health issues. It may hide or reinforce the issues, fail to meet the needs of the student, and can actually be the most restrictive environment for the student. Home Instruction is Not the Answer For: School refusal or avoidance […]

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coping, teen anxiety, teen depression, transitions

Helping Students with Mental Health Issues Plan for Life After Graduation

The next big step in your teen’s life is right around the corner. Whether they are heading to college or going straight into the workforce, having a plan set in place before high school graduation is key to preparing for a successful launch into the “real world”. The Transition Plan At Sage Day, our job […]

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Blog, school avoidance, School Refusal, teen anxiety, teen depression, therapeutic education

When Home Instruction Is and Isn’t Appropriate

So many parents face a choice when a traditional school is failing their child. When teachers can’t seem to break through when your child makes an effort to apply themselves, parents have to make a decision so their child is not lost in the mix and earning disappointing grades over and over again. This sense […]

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Resource Center, teen anxiety, therapeutic education

Looking for the Needs Beneath the Behavior

Emotional outbursts and inappropriate behavior that aims to derail time in the classroom always comes from a deeper place than just “attention seeking” as some teachers may write it off as. Conflicts that arise in these situations usually have little to no connection to the real issues lingering beneath the surface. For the person who […]

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ADHD, Blog, teen anxiety, teen depression

5 Important Facts About Adolescent Mental Health Issues

Understanding mental health issues in adolescents is important for their futures, and the future of our youth as a whole. To best help an adolescent struggling with mental health issues, you must first understand what they are going through and how common mental health issues really are. 1. Most Common Mental Illnesses The most common […]

Blog, teen anxiety, teen depression, therapeutic education

Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues

As part of our efforts to give educators and parents the resources they need to support teens who struggle with mental illness, we’re sharing our experiences on what hard to identify warning issues look like. Recognizing warning signs of potential mental health issues is important—parents and educators should also be aware of the differences between […]