Stopping Suicide in Our Schools

Santa Barbara’s Educational System Strives to Help Teenagers Succeed amid Cell Phones and Stres There’s an undercurrent of teenage emotional distress that’s causing Santa Barbara school leaders to rethink how they educate students. The catalyst: a series of teen deaths in the county and more than 100 attempted teen suicides in Santa Barbara Unified School District over the past two years ​— ​along with findings that show some Santa Barbara secondary students report high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation. By Paul Wellman AHA! is helping Santa Barbara High School implement social-emotional .learning, which helps students cope with stress. With nationwide trends m

The Anxious Mind: THE GOOP PODCAST

PODCAST: Click to Listen Today’s bonus episode is a stress-buster that reminds us of the power and freedom that come with surrendering to what’s out of our control. In this conversation straight from In goop Health Vancouver, we talk about the angst and anxiety that so many of us feel right now. Three experts who tackle stress with different sets of tools weigh in: Ellen Vora, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who often begins by helping her patients heal the physical body. Jennifer Freed, PhD, is a psychotherapist and psychological astrologer known for helping people find clarity and purpose in their lives. And Andrew Kerklaan, DC, spent two decades as a chiropractor looking at stress a

How to Redirect Anxiety: Published in Goop

How to Redirect Anxiety It’s easy to get anxious about the things we can’t control. For that matter, it’s easy to get anxious about the things we can control, too. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. A logical, if not necessarily easy, solution is to focus on what you can change. To get there, start with your thoughts, advise psychotherapist Jennifer Freed and mindfulness teacher Deborah Eden Tull. A major part of understanding anxiety, they explain, is being aware that we create the narratives in our heads. And if we are in charge of the stories we tell ourselves, we also have the power to flip them. According to this duo, paying attention to anxiety (as opposed to ignoring it)

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