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How to Succeed in High School

How to Succeed in High School

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor

September 10, 2019

We, the upperclassmen, offer you this advice

Shen Creates ‘You Matter’ Mural to Promote Mental Health and Student Unity

Shen Creates ‘You Matter’ Mural to Promote Mental Health and Student Unity

David Kuang, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Students entering the BHS atrium this year may notice a large banner plastered on the wall above the attendance office. The words “You Matter” are painted across the banner with a heart and ribbon painted in suicide awareness colors. Hundreds of colorful post-it notes surround the words, each sc...

Want to Improve Students’ Mental Health? Start by Giving Us a Voice

Want to Improve Students’ Mental Health? Start by Giving Us a Voice

Orly Einhorn, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2018

According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die due to suicide each year, and in the past year two Beachwood students were included in that number, so it makes sense that the school has ramped up its participation in Suicide Prevention Month this September. The school scheduled assemb...

District Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

District Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Zilin Zhang, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Beginning this year, district administrators plan to establish a mental health initiative to raise awareness in the community about the mental health needs of students. Adolescence is a challenging time full of mental and emotional challenges, and teens face increasing rates of depression and other...

Teen Mental Health Issues Increasing Nationwide

Teen Mental Health Issues Increasing Nationwide

Amelia Port and Nakita Reidenbach

January 24, 2018

The incidence of anxiety and depression in high school and college students has increased dramatically in recent years. Researchers found a 37% increase in major depressive episodes among teens from 2005-2014. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, these incidents have been more t...

With Increased Academic Pressure, Stress is a Mental Health Issue

With Increased Academic Pressure, Stress is a Mental Health Issue

Dalia Zullig, Inkyu Kim and Grant Gravagna

June 11, 2015

Nationally, levels of teen stress are on the rise. The American Psychological Association’s 2014 Stress in America survey found that millennials were the most stressed generation. One potential stressor for students is the increasing competitiveness of college admissions and the pressure to take...