As schools reopen, many districts are focused on keeping their staff and students safe from COVID-19. But the pandemic is also taking a toll on teachers’ mental health. Ward has spent months preparing her classroom at Johnston Middle School for the return amid COVID-19, and she’s incredibly anxious about it. The former teacher runs Please Pass the Love, an Iowa non-profit that focuses on mental health in schools. But getting teachers to seek emotional and mental support can be really hard.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.