The Beachcomber

Staff Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Students enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs during December exams.

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 and exercise routines with Sergeant Richard Cruz of the US Army. Dr. Miriam Mandel ran the “mindful meditat...

How to Succeed in High School

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

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

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

Beachwood's 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.

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

Beachwood's 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.

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

Image by Gan Khoon Lay via the noun project

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

Image by Jinle Zhu.

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...