May 15, 2019, NBC3, Cleveland, OH: Anxiety is skyrocketing in teens, so how can we help? https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/health/anxiety-is-skyrocketing-in-teens-so-how-can-we-help/95-a68139f8-23bb-4e4c-8c61-30a49725cbf7 There's no denying it. More and more kids of all ages are experiencing anxiety. Dr. Lisa Damour, Clinical Psychologist and Director for Laurel's Center for Research on Girls told WKYC's Hollie Strano that it's an issue that particularly impacts girls…. "We are asking more of kids than we ever have before. In many ways, college has come to high school, high school has come to middle school, and so the demands we are placing is different than in previous generations," she said. Many school districts across the country are now grappling with ways they can try to help students and parents deal with mental health. The Berea City School District is one local school system taking action, by offering a screening of the documentary "Angst" to students and parents last month. …
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.