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Here's my concern
Old 12-09-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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I agree that a teacher's mental health should be paramount, because it definitely affects a teacher's ability to be effective in the classroom. Also, one's health is more important than one's job.

But unfortunately, mental health concerns still carry a stigma. I would be concerned about the following in a workplace environment:

A. Confidentiality. Can you trust everyone in the group to keep what you say away from non-participating teachers and administration?

B. How will just participating in a mental health group affect how your administration thinks you are doing your job. Perception is everything, and many times people see what they expect to see. Will you be scrutinized more? While you be judged differently? Will administration suddenly see everything you do as a problem?


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