This teacher created a mental health check-in chart for her students and now teachers around the world are doing the same
April 4, 2019
Dr. Stephanie Samar, a clinical psychologist at the Mood Disorders Center of the Child Mind Institute and certified school psychologist, told “GMA” that the chart is a positive resource for teens in more ways than one.
“In a way it’s destigmatizing by having the adults say, ‘It’s OK to be struggling. We’re here for you,’” Samar said. “It gives the checks and balances that everyone isn’t fine all the time — the way that social media and YouTube and all these platforms make it seem. Seeing their classmates having good days and bad days really taps into what reality is.”