School Anxiety

By // March 24, 2016

In the last few weeks we have been busy meeting with teens and families who are applying to LightHouse for the fall. In our conversations, I’ve been struck by an often-repeated theme when I asked teens about why school hasn’t been working for them: anxiety. I have heard the story dozens of times now, teens for whom school has prompted … Read More

It Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard: Depression, Anxiety, and School

By // May 23, 2015

First published at The Huffington Post.  See the original here:   One of my former students came to visit me this week.  He had a rough adolescence, but is now thankfully on the other side of it.  We worked closely together during his tougher times, and we’re still occasionally in touch. He came by to say hi, and also … Read More