How Teachers Can Support Students’ Mental Health with Monique Nelson
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In this episode, Josh speaks with School Counselor, Monique Nelson. We wanted to have a dialogue specifically about student and teacher mental health as we begin wrapping up the 2019-2020 school year. Monique gives us great insight on helping students navigate through the grief they most likely are experiencing, what teachers should watch out for to assess the well being of their students and encouragement for teachers on dealing with their own mental health. 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • helping teenagers recognize and navigate through grief
  • signs to watch out for on well-being check-ins
  • the emotional experience teachers are facing
  • how parents can help teens with sleeping habits

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We hope you enjoy this interview and are encouraged to approach your students with deeper empathy and understanding. We would love to hear from you as you continue listening to our show. If you are a teacher, parent, or administrator, reach out to us a and let us know what you're doing to adjust during the COVID era.

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About our Guest:
Hello, my name is Monique Nelson. My career began in education as a classroom teacher in 1998. Although I did not anticipate teaching Kindergarten, I spent many years in Kinder Land and absolutely adored it.  

My life, among many others’ lives, had a major plot twist that inspired me to pursue my life long dream of obtaining a Masters degree in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Therapist.  I am currently awaiting my clinical exam date to become licensed.  

I recently accepted a position as a crisis counselor at Summerville High School in Tuolumne, California.  My love for education and mental health makes my career so very enriching!  

My husband and I have four (almost all) adult children that we admire for their unique abilities and passions. We enjoy camping near the Pacific Ocean and BBQing with our family and friends. 

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