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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Teens have experienced increased anxiety, depression and stress due to the pandemic.

The Struggle to Return to Normal

Lana Lagman, Multimedia Editor October 18, 2021

As students returned to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, BHS faculty members observed teenagers coming back to school facing greater mental health struggles than those exhibited prior...

Students share their feelings about going back in-person during community circle.

Breaching the Social Distance

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor September 20, 2020

Beachwood administrators have initiated a new community circles program this year, held after 10th period on Tuesdays and Fridays. The purpose of the program is to support the social and emotional health...

Students enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs during December exams.

Staff Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor January 29, 2020

Staff members organized a series of mental health activities before winter break to help reduce stress during midterm exams. The events included visits from therapy dogs, a “mindful meditation” session...

Guidance secretary Katie Cicero-Sega warmly greets visitors to the guidance office.

How to Succeed in High School

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor September 10, 2019
We, the upperclassmen, offer you this advice
It’s sometimes hard to see somebody’s internal battles, Shen said...  You don’t always see it in their face or hear it in their voice... [The] invisible and sometimes imperceptible weight that someones carrying. Photo by Nick Buford-Hullum.

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...

Beachwoods SAY Counselor Mallory Molls spoke at the assembly on the first day of school.  Molls has recently accepted a job out of state. Beachwood is seeking a new SAY Counselor.

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...

Beachwoods SAY Counselor Mallory Molls spoke at the assembly on the first day of school.  Molls has recently accepted a job out of state. Beachwood is seeking a new SAY Counselor.

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...

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via the noun project

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...

Image by Jinle Zhu.

With Increased Academic Pressure, Stress is a Mental Health Issue

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...

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