With AP exams coming up next week and finals on the horizon, please encourage your kids to seek us out by email or by popping in if they’re on campus. Many of us vacillate between being healthy strivers and perfectionists and unhealthy ones. Distressing thoughts are one of the markers of unhealthy perfectionism. These include negative thinking, distorted thoughts, and being stuck in worrying about the future mode. That type of thinking can lead to avoidance of duties or harmful coping mechanisms such as substance abuse or even self-harm. All of this runs counter to being focused–the thing students most need to succeed in finishing out the school year. If you see your child grappling with these unhealthy thoughts or harmful behaviors, encourage them to visit the Wellness Center or email Casey or Allen.
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