Teacher Depression And Anxiety – 3 Ways Teachers Can Cope With Depression & Anxiety During The School Year
Approximately 6.8 million American adults have generalized anxiety disorder and nearly 5 million, have been diagnosed with depression; teachers suffering from these conditions may be even higher. Both depression and anxiety are more common in women than in men, and with the larger population of women in the teaching profession, it’s highly likely that the proportion of teachers are or have suffered depression or anxiety at some point i their career.
Don’t let depression or anxiety steal your love for teaching and your ability to enjoy life itself. Here are five tips to help keeping your spirit up during the school year.
- Buddy up – It’s always a good idea to find someone whom you can relate to during certain journeys. Finding a co-worker to partner with during the school year can essential help keep your sanity. Your co-buddy can be someone you maybe to vent to on bad days or help your get through any moments of anxiety such as the first day of school.
- Routine – Although routines feel structured, we often need routines to help us mentally schedule our daily to do list or to simply set the tone for the day without feeling scattered.
- Seek help – If you’re an introvert and have a hard time expressing yourself to others, or to your loved ones about work, we suggest seeking help whether it may be a mentor or therapist. It’s important to seek the help needed to teach with a clear head.
Montville Counseling Center offers therapy sessions for teachers, and provide guidance and tools to live a happy and healthy life. We offer a FREE 30 min look me over session to start! Call us now (973) 331-0043