Talk It Out

Talk It Out

Students have began to proactively start conversations about mental health awareness. As Britney* found herself in yet another lunchtime conversation with a peer about anxiety, she wracked her brain for something to say that would make her friend feel better. After reflecting on her own positive experiences in therapy, she brought it up in conversation. […]

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Kid Cudi addresses mental health stigma

Grammy award-winning musical artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community in an all-school assembly hosted by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club on Wednesday. “People are struggling right now from mental illness,” Mescudi said. “They don’t have answers, and sometimes, music is all that’s there […]

Smashing the Stigma

Smashing the Stigma

A few weeks ago, in a display of immense courage and vulnerability, a senior stepped forward at an all-school assembly to share her history with depression and discuss the stigma surrounding mental health on campus and in our community. As we raised the flashlights on our phones to symbolize our support for a shift in […]

‘Greatest Of All Time’: Faculty, staff participate in goat yoga

‘Greatest Of All Time’: Faculty, staff participate in goat yoga

To better improve their physical and mental health, members of faculty and staff participated in goat yoga outside of Rugby as part of their annual health and wellness week Oct. 19 . According to the instructors, while yoga generally helps to relieve stress, goat yoga particularly targets participants’ emotional wellbeing. “Yoga itself is already grounding […]

McGraw ’01 returns to teach psychology

Tina McGraw ’01 will return to her alma mater as both the head of Peer Support She will be transferring to a school setting for the first time after working in drug and alcohol treatment at residential and outpatient centers for the past 12 years.  She worked as the Director of Operations, Administrative Coordinator and […]

Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

“I geek out over all of this.” Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher and Counselor Michelle Bracken smiled as she reached above her desk to find a three inch binder given to her by the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning. “Imagine a world where in Kindergarten you learn about how to solve problems and […]

Mental health facility releases Jonathan Martin ’08

A mental health facility released Jonathan Martin ’08 today, two months after he allegedly shared a threatening Instagram post that prompted the school to close. Martin received a judge’s permission to leave the facility after a clinical director said he supported his release, according to TMZ. He was sent to the facility for treatment after […]

Ross raises depression awareness

Ross raises depression awareness

Head of Upper School Laura Ross expressed sympathy and offered mental health resources to students in light of a suicide of a Buckley eighth grader in an email sent to upper school students, parents and faculty Feb. 2. “While there is no way to prepare for a tragedy like this, we hope that by sharing […]

Therapist speaks to ASiA club about mental health

Therapist speaks to ASiA club about mental health

Marriage and family therapist Jacqueline Liebman-Gentile visited ASiA club to speak to students about mental health. Club leaders said they decided to host Liebman-Gentile’s visit in light of the recent discussions about mental health occurring in Asia, which followed the suicide of K-pop star Kim Jong-hyun.   “It’s a controversy because in Asian cultures people […]