SHERIDAN — While back to school season can be exciting for many students, some may dread returning to the stressful social implications of returning to school, said Terri Markham, executive director of Uprising. By educating on the risks and signs of unhealthy social situations both online and in school, students can look out for themselves and their peers while adults create a safe space to come to for help.
“For some [students], they’re excited because they get to go back and see their friends, but for some of them it’s like their hell if they’re not social people or they feel isolated or like they’re not part of a group,” Markham said. “I certainly worry about mental health when kids go back to school, like the ones who are going to take on too much trying to meet certain standards.”
Shelby Kruse started as the public safety reporter in November 2022.