School districts move to ease teacher stress, burnout

Teacher Mental Health
Posted at 11:15 AM, Aug 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-28 11:15:31-04

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — School districts around the country are starting to invest in programs aimed at addressing the mental health of teachers.

Faced with a shortage of educators and widespread discontentment with the job, districts are hiring more therapists, holding trainings on self-care and setting up system to better respond to a teacher encountering anxiety and stress.

This comes as surveys show teachers are not happy with their job. In a survey by the Rand Corporation, twice as many principals and teachers reported frequent job-related stress as other working adults.