We found that because of increased pressure from parents, teachers, and society to do well in school, students are feeling more stressed and anxious which is causing mental health issues such as feeling sad or down, difficulty concentrating, mood changes, anxiety, feeling alone, problems sleeping, and feeling stressed.
How might we reduce the pressure put on students so as to improve students' physical and mental well-being at Meadow School in 2020 and beyond?
We want to tackle mental health on the elementary level by:
-Providing kids with strategies to cope with their mental health struggles
-Providing parents with information to identify common childhood mental health stressors, as well as, tools to help them help their children better
This book was created to provide children with a relatable story that identifies common stressors and give strategies to help handle these stressors.