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School Mental Health Is Not Just for Students: Teacher Health and Wellness Is Important

Use one or several of these tips to help manage the stress in your life!
November 11, 2020

Mental health relating to school usually refers to the wellness and health of students. However, this also touches on the wellness of teachers and educators. With the COVID-19 pandemic, school staff, specifically...

Zoom Fatigue

Zoom fatigue is a real, and affecting people. If you know what to look for, and how to prevent it, you will be okay.
October 8, 2020

Many health professionals are reporting that Zoom fatigue can cause impactful physical symptoms. In addition to physical fatigue, people have been experiencing headaches, eye-strain, neck pain, back...

Taking care of mental health in the midst of a pandemic

May 27, 2020

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief The COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful, and Orono community members are taking time to understand the importance of mental health and what they can do to reduce anxiety,...

Seasonal affective disorder impacts people during the winter months

Infographic about SAD and it's cause and impact on people.
March 9, 2020

Gabby Hyrkas Staff Reporter Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) impacts around 4 to 6 percent of the population in the United States. This disorder comes with an increased depressed state of mind and...

Get over it: the mental health stigma

Orono High school guidance and mental health
March 13, 2018

When someone breaks a leg, they receive only sympathy and understanding from those around them. No one’s telling the person to simply walk it off, to ignore the pain or to just “get over it”. They...

Ending the Mental Health Stigma

Ending the Mental Health Stigma
May 24, 2017

Mental health is a topic that has recently been more and more discussed as many people are starting to realize that it is more common that one might think. Even though there have been efforts to decrease...

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