There’s a push for teachers to focus on student mental health – which is important – however, teacher mental health also needs to be addressed. One in twenty teachers report experiencing a mental health diagnosis lasting longer than a year. We can assume many more are suffering silently or undiagnosed, and that the numbers are on the rise with the added stressors of pandemic teaching. One of the mental health conditions teachers are often diagnosed with is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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