Female Teachers and Their Mental Health – How Did We Get Here?
By Gabrielle Samson – Featured Contributor This Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. And with women dominating teaching roles, it’s a great time to reflect on gender, mental health and the world of education. According to Stats Canada, 68% of Canadian teachers are women, whereas only 32% are men. But despite the significant representation […]
Supporting Black Students Means Supporting Black Teachers
By Gabrielle Samson – Featured Contributor As Black History Month comes to a close, it is essential to reflect on how mental health impacts our Black educators and students. In Canada, Black teachers face racism in the education system that directly impacts well-being and teaching ability. Not to mention, Black educators take an additional burden […]
Mental Health Conversations – The Wheels Are Turning
By Janet Kravetz – Author and Mental Health Advocate (check out her bio at the bottom of the page to get to know this lovely human being a little better!)In 2001 before attending law school, I spent a year volunteering as a Special Education Assistant at an elementary school in Israel. I received some training […]
Mental Health in Education and Youth
By Gabriel Gioia, Secondary 4 Student at Laurier Macdonald High School, Montreal, Quebec In my opinion, mental health is crucial for success. Just like physical health, it comes with a wide range of benefits for everyone. Firstly, it significantly reduces stress. People who take care of themselves will worry less about small, insignificant things in […]