Mental Health

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Your heart is racing, you’ve broken out in a sweat, your muscles are tense, your mind is racing and you’re having difficulty concentrating. Yikes! When anxiety hits, what do you do? How do you know that’s what this is? When is it time to reach out for help? What can you do to help your students who are anxious and stressed? Read More

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA Courses Now On Canvas!

PANDA’s free courses are now available on the online Canvas platform. We’re excited to have you experience our classes on this new, easy-to-use format! Read on for a description of our courses and how to access them on Canvas. Read More

Teaching Writing Skills Through Gratitude

Teaching Writing Skills Through Gratitude

Studies have shown that feeling thankful can improve sleep, mood and immunity and that gratitude can decrease stress and anxiety. Gratitude journals are a great way to give students frequent writing practice with mental wellness benefits. Read More

Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness

September was the National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. This is a good time to raise awareness about suicide, to become knowledgeable about resources, and to reduce stigma around this sensitive topic that is often seen as taboo. Read More

Loneliness

Loneliness

The US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek recently announced widespread loneliness in the United States can be as deadly as smoking 15 cigarettes per day – declaring loneliness the latest public health epidemic. Read More

Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

Are you suffering from the winter blues? How are your students doing as winter feels like it will never come to an end? Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are real! Read on for some solutions to help yourself and your students deal with the last push through winter… Read More

Free Online Relicensure Courses!

Free Online Relicensure Courses!

Are you worried about a student you suspect has PTSD? Want to teach your students about Mental Health? Do you suspect a student may have a learning disability, or is it low literacy? Are you interested in learning more about Suicide Prevention? PANDA has courses to address these issues, plus get those re-licensure credits you need! Read More

Is Drinking Festive or Not?

Is Drinking Festive or Not?

The upcoming holiday season is approaching which is a time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. It can also be a time when overuse of alcohol or other drugs may occur. Read on for more information, including what to do if you, a loved one, or a student is struggling with overuse. Read More

MENTAL WELLNESS! – IT MATTERS!

MENTAL WELLNESS! – IT MATTERS!

Many people are aware of methods to stay physically healthy, but few are educated about what it means to stay mentally healthy. Mental and physical health are closely intertwined, and both should be priorities in our lives. Read More

Healing-Centered Learning Environments in Adult Education

Healing-Centered Learning Environments in Adult Education

MN Adult Education teachers joined Lucille Rosario, MSW, LICSW, to learn strategies for supporting themselves and learners who are experiencing the impact of trauma and stress on their mental and physical health, well-being, and classroom performance. These webinars were excellent, and extremely timely for burned-out teachers at the end of the year. Definitely worth a watch! Read More