This article underscores the importance of helping students understand the difference between stress and depression. For example, text anxiety is an example of stress and is a normal reaction whereas clinical depression is much more deep-seated and is not normal. Both students and teachers need to know the difference and how to deal with these issuesSource:
Lauren Barack, Education DIVE, November 7, 2018Description:
"Ask a student how he or she feels after a hard test and they may respond that they’re depressed. To Stan Kutcher, that’s unfortunate. The professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and founder of teenmentalhealth.org, believes students need to understand that life is not always a series of daisy chains and rainbows. Instead, there are down times and hard moments — and that isn’t the same as clinical depression. “It’s like knowing the difference between a cut finger and cut off finger,” he said in an interview" Read the full article here!