Nobody’s Really Ever Asked Me Why: Anxiety as a Barrier to School Success

Diane M. Kratt 1
  • 1 Teacher Education, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
Diane M. Kratt

Abstract

Children’s mental health can be a barrier to school success. School-based mental health services exist and research has shown positive results with the implementation of them. However, students spend the majority of their school time with a teacher and very little research exists on the role of a teacher in regards to students with mental health conditions. In this study, a college student shares his life-long experiences on being a student living with anxiety. What can educators learn from someone like him?

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