At the moment, most schools in the U.S. are stressful, highly competitive, and do not have the resources and/or are not looking into the mental health of their students. I work at a local youth organization called Youth United for Change who want to change schools in the Philadelphia district, which consists of a large number of black and brown students facing socioeconomic oppression and trauma in their homes and communities. What ideas do you guys have, or elements in your schools that help your mental health and alleviate stress? If you have no answer for that, how does your school affect your mental health (negatively and positively)? Please be specific. I appreciate any answers and would be really helpful to our campaign. :)
If you guys need any examples, my research has shown some districts implementing the following:
-Resorative justice implemented
-Stress relieving rooms
-Test days by subjects
-More social workers and psycologists in schools
-Mindfulness implemented into class's curriculum
Any ideas appreciated!