What can schools do to help students cope with stress?

08/17/2013 | USA Today

Many of today's students are stressed out -- struggling with everything from academic anxiety to personal tragedy -- and some schools are taking notice. Among the approaches to help students relax have been to implement pet therapy and yoga programs, as well as visits to the school counselor. Other approaches include incorporating recess breaks into high schools, adopting flexible schedules and integrating quiet time into the day. Two high schools in Maine have even opened "wellness rooms," where students and staff can sign up for massage, acupuncture and other therapies.

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