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Well-being with Ms. Luther

Inspiration & resources for Parents and Students 

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See what Ms. Luther is sharing to help you to be inspired, calm, and happy! You can navigate back to see all resources by clicking ‘Older Entries’.

I had a black dog, his name was depression

This beautiful story uses the metaphor of a black dog (given by Winston Churchill) to explain depression and what it can feel like.

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical toward recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.

Practicing Empathy in a Pandemic

Questions about the effectiveness of empathy generally emerge when people plead for more understanding, compassion, and cooperation in the wake of a crisis. You may have heeded the call for increased care for your extended family, neighbors, or those at risk early on....

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Too Much Togetherness?

Sue and Sam are both working from home (and their tiny home is feeling tinier by the minute). Alisha is bored out of her mind and has never felt so alone even though she rooms with Jordan. And then there is Luz, who is losing her mind trying to entertain kids nonstop...

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8 Effective Ways to Strengthen Parent-Teen Relationships

How do you have a better relationship with your parents? How as parents can you have a better relationship with your child? In this video, we cover some tips and tricks to help strengthen the relationship between a parent and a child. You might relate or find these...

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Parents’ Corner

Ms. Luther is regularly posting resources that we hope will also help you as parents to cope during this time.

Please click ‘Older Entries’ to see all resources.

How to help kids open up about anything

As parents, we all have moments when we wished our kids had opened up to us about how they were feeling sooner... This article has some useful tips on one way to help this happen. How to help kids open up about anything by Shanicia Boswell

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