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Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Teacher

As teachers, taking care of the academic needs of (in some cases) more than 100 students a day can take a serious toll not just on our physical health but on our mental health. In such a high-stress job, staying mentally well can be a challenge. Take a look at some ways teachers have been keeping their mental health strong – everything from understanding how teaching can effect mental health to, in some cases, taking a break from the profession.
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Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Teacher
  • bbc.com
    bbc.com

    Warning over state of teachers' mental health - BBC News

    Article
    AD McDaniel says:
    Ever wonder if the mental health and stress issues you are experiencing are actually the result of teaching? This article reports the findings of an interactive study exploring the experiences of teachers with work-related stress and mental health issues. It also helps to provide some perspective on what is generally accepted as “normal” and “abnormal” teaching-related stress. (updated by BloomBoard)
  • AD McDaniel says:
    This video is a great example of teachers helping teachers through navigating dealing with teacher stress and mental health. A panel of teachers discuss discerning between when we should try to keep teachers from burning out and leaving the profession and when we should help them figure out a way forward when the profession becomes too taxing on one's mental health.
  • psychologytoday.com
    psychologytoday.com

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Teachers' Mental Health

    5 minute read
    AD McDaniel says:
    To take a broad look at the lifecycle of a teacher's mental health, this article discusses the challenges to mental health teaching brings as a teacher remains in the profession.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    If you are considering leaving the teaching profession to take care of your mental health, check out this podcast episode first. With about half of all teachers leaving the profession within the first five years, a former teacher's story offers us a closer look at how and why it happens.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Do you ever feel guilty about taking a day off just to clear your mind? Don't! As teachers, taking occasional mental health days off helps to avoid burnout and regain your mental clarity. Follow the three rules outlined in this article to ensure you make the most of your mental health day off.
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BloomBoard Asks:What tips do you use to maintain your mental health as a teacher?