Teachers’ Mental Health

Betsy Lakew, Staff Writer

Teachers’ stress and worry have soared throughout the pandemic. While their confidence has plummeted; creating a dynamic mix that could burn them out and compel them to resign. Deb Robinson, a researcher at Miami University, says it’s more important than ever for districts to support their teachers’ mental health by paying attention to it.


Before the pandemic, districts were already devoting more attention to teachers’ mental and emotional health; including, mindfulness, yoga, exercise, and a good diet. COVID-19, on the other hand, has generated a mental and emotional firestorm throughout all professions, including education.


Teachers are experiencing a similar mental health crisis as students recover from the pandemic, but they have little help. According to a recent survey performed by Miami University in Ohio, nearly two-thirds of teachers are concerned about emotional tiredness, and three out of five are concerned about worry.


In conclusion, despite the low pay and lack of mental health attention teachers face, they still show up and support students in any way they can. Ways to help other teachers could be as simple as saying, “how are you doing?” this can really help a fellow teacher feel supported.