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FL’s rural school districts get money to expand student mental health...

The new academic school year continues to be a stressful time for students, with kids trying to adjust to a social distance learning environment...

Journaling to ease anxiety: Students young and old need mental health...

In the first week of the new school year, first-grade teacher Chloe Bonnell was working with her students on a self-care journal to go...

What might college look like? Face masks, single-room dorms, staggered classes...

Students, faculty and staff would be required to wear face masks until a COVID-19 vaccine is available, kids could be in single-room dorms, and...

Peer counseling seen as salve for first responders’ stress and despair

This time, the suicide call led Marion County sheriff’s deputies to one of their own.The victim was Adam Rendall, a 13-year veteran of the...

Daily exposure to trauma means stress disorder for Florida’s first responders

Tampa paramedic Steve LaDue was attending a funeral for a fellow first responder when another colleague collapsed with a heart attack. As he was...

Health care workers wanted: A veteran needs you to work at...

Flying home from Florida recently, I was seated across the aisle from an elderly man wearing a hat identifying himself as a Marine. His...

Lawmakers begin their trek toward the 2020 session, talking budget, guns,...

They’re back.Florida lawmakers begin preparing for the 2020 legislative session on Monday, holding their first set of committee hearings this week. They'll continue a...

High-tech counseling comes to storm-struck schools – ‘Think of FaceTime with...

Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that 63 “telemental” health portals will be available to offer counseling to storm-traumatized students in the six Panhandle...

Beyond “Florida man:” Top state officials focus on helping those with...

A rural sheriff once told Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody that people in his community were begging for admission to his jail.“He had...

FL public schools must provide mental health instruction, from suicide prevention...

Public school districts will have to provide at least five hours of mental health instruction annually to students in 6th through 12th grades, with...

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