Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say This story is part of our NPR Ed series on mental health and schools. When it comes to children’s brains, Rahil Briggs describes them as … sticky. “Whatever we throw, sticks. That’s why they can learn Spanish in six months when it takes us six years,” says the New York City based child psychologist, READ MORE

Bullied Children Need Support Not Anti-Depressants, Mental Health Campaigner Warns Schools need to tackle the root causes of bullying instead Children are being wrongly prescribed anti-depressants as a result of being bullied, a leading mental health campaigner has said. The Department for Education‘s mental health advisor, Natasha Devon, said kids need support from bullying, rather than being prescribed medication. “If a child is being READ MORE

The Impact of Bullying

Written by Samantha Gluck Who is Likely to Become a Bully? Bullying can have a wide-ranging impact on teens – from victims, to those who witness bullying, to the bullies themselves – and affect each one well into adulthood. Bullying can lead teenagers to feel tense, anxious, and afraid. It can affect their concentration in READ MORE