Research shows that teens are under tremendous amounts of pressure. The constant struggle weighs on the nervous system, causing anxiety and stress to spike. That’s exactly what happened to Roland*. His struggles were so severe, he was constantly in the nurse’s office — which is understandable, but missing class only made the situation worse. He was falling behind academically, which added to the turmoil.
Through our ThriveMind initiative, Roland began regular counseling sessions with a therapist at Carle BroMenn. The support helped Roland learn how to better manage the stress. Faculty and teachers have observed that Roland is more energetic and outgoing and is regularly in class, due to therapy.
The change in Roland is obvious and incredible, with long-lasting impact. Not only is he free from debilitating stress today, but he is also able to concentrate in school. His academic future is on-track thanks to the network of mental health support from ThriveMind.
*Name has been changed to protect student privacy.