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    A Suicide Prevention Program for Adventist Schools Grade 9-Tertiary
    An epidemic of teenage suicide necessitates a comprehensive approach that involves the family, school, and community resources. The pressures and changes experienced in adolescence contribute to this problem. Suicidal teens perceive themselves to be helpless,...

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    Besides That I'm Ok: Well-Being in Caribbean and American Adolescents and Youth Grade 11-Tertiary
    A total of 235 adolescents and college students from Aruba, St. Lucia, Tennessee, and Alabama participated in this study that measured various aspects of well-being. The Life Factors Questionnaire measured participants' responses on such self-reported measures...

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    Children and Grief Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention break-out session presented the stages of grief and how children in their various developmental stages relate to it. It educates teachers and parents about the realities and emotions that children are experiencing when there...

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    Clergy Wholeness Study – How Occupational Distress, Depression, and Social Support Inform the Health of Clergy Tertiary-Lifelong
    "It has been shown that the rate of clergy occupational distress and depression is increasing. This study examines occupational distress, social support, mental health, and spiritual wholeness in Florida clergy. Clergy in our study sample exhibited higher...

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    Depressed? A Devotional Thought Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This devotional thought uses the story of a 14 year old girl, Psalm 37, and an Ellen White thought to address the issue of depression.

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    Depression - How to Detect and Defeat It Grade 9-Lifelong
    The article defines the different types of depression, includes a self-evaluation test, and discusses things to do to overcome depression.

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    Differences between undergraduate and graduate students in self-concept and depression Tertiary-Lifelong
    Problem: Students have an opportunity for personal growth as they learn about themselves and the world around them. However, their levels of self-concept and depression can influence how they view themselves, their relationships, and their world. This...

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    Enhancing the Self-Esteem of Your Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What teachers say to their students and how they say it can affect students' self-esteem. In diagnosed and non-diagnosed learning-disabled students, academic problems and the development of secondary emotional and/or behavior problems are compounded by teachers...

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    Gorgeous2God Grade 7-Tertiary
    Founded by the North American Division Assistant Director for Women's Ministries, this blog site is dedicated to connecting teen girls to God and tackling tough issues that challenge them every day. Categories include faith, real life, guy talk, and healthy...

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    Guidance and Counseling: A Critical Need Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School counseling services are needed at all levels to help students reach their full potential as children of God. Few Adventist schools have counselors on staff.

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    Helping Students Cope With Stress Preschool-Grade 12
    This article challenges educators and parents to understand the dynamics of childhood and adolescent stress. The author identifies effective coping skills that will strengthen students' resistance to stress at home and school.

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    Helping the Attention Deficit Student Part II Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article outlines practical suggestions for enhancing relationships with students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Schoun shares how teachers can help ADHD students feel better about themselves and their experiences at school....

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    How to Prevent and Overcome Job Burnout Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Why are Christian teachers at risk for burnout? In addressing this question, Kay D. Rizzo discusses the symptoms of burnout, provides suggestions for supervisors and administrators, shares insights on dealing with difficult people, and suggests how to avoid...

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    I Never Thought It Could Happen to Me - Emily’s Journey Through Depression Grade 9-Lifelong
    "Depression may touch anyone. With proper interventions, its grip can be loosened."

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    Listening to Sadness Tertiary-Lifelong
    "One out of four individuals in the United States is likely to experience at least one episode of depression in his or her lifetime. Out of this group, only a quarter will receive appropriate diagnosis, and of these, only a quarter will receive appropriate...

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    Living with Mental Illness in the Adventist School System Preschool-Grade 12
    View the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session in which a high school student and his mother (also a teacher/administrator) shared a "true-to-life depiction of a student and family navigating through the [Adventist] schooling system...

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    Mental Health - What You Don't Know CAN KILL YOU (or Someone You Love) Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This handout from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session lists "incredible resource for parents, teachers, administrators, and those who suffer from a mental illness."

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    Preventing Adolescent Suicide - The Role of the School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Beginning with reference to a personal encounter with suicide in her family, Dora Clarke-Pine examines the sensitive topic of teen suicide by discussing risk factors, warning signs, and suicide prevention. Elements of prevention covered in this article include...

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    Religiosity and Risk - The Influence of Adolescent Faith on Behavior Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This study examined the relationship between various measures of religiosity, including intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation, vertical and horizontal faith maturity, Christian orthodoxy, and religious practice, and the adolescent risk behaviors of...

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    Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The social and emotional difficulties of dyslexia are discussed. Dyslexics' frustration often centers on their inability to meet expectations. Problems include awkwardness in social relationships, variation and inconsistency, anxiety, self-esteem and feelings...

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    Stress Robbing Blind Seminar Handout Preschool-Lifelong
    Stress and related illnesses like depression and burnout are fast becoming the #1 employee cost for employers. Most employers and their employees have no idea how stress is affecting them personally or organizationally. The alarming truth is that today, at...

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    Suicide - What you should know Tertiary-Lifelong
    Judy Cushman provides information, warning signs, facts, and myths regarding suicide. She also talks about what the attitude of an Adventist should be towards suicide.

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    The Impact of Family Rejection or Acceptance among LGBT+ Millennials in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Coming to terms with one’s sexual identity is a particularly complex process for Christian LGBT+ youth, many of whom are at high risk for negative outcomes such as depression, substance abuse and suicide. Many Christian families are just beginning...

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    The Tragedy of Child and Adolescent Suicide Grade 5-Grade 12
    "This story is a composite―an amalgamation of several true stories―and is used to illustrate the need for more attention to be paid to child and teen suicide, which is becoming a common narrative among young people today."