Can depression and professionalism coexist?

A great question asked by gird girl. Would love to hear your thoughts.

gird girl

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'Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by. If you smile through your fear and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow. You’ll see the sun come shining through for you' - Charlie Chaplin.

Yesterday, I posted on my blog about one of the children in my class being diagnosed with anxiety, at just 10-years-old. This deeply upset me and I am so heartbroken that one of my children suffers from this unmerciful illness. It then got me thinking about the education system in the UK at the moment and the strain it is putting on everyone; teachers, children and parents. This has to stop.

Unfortunately, teaching isn’t what it used to be, I so often hear, and many teachers are now being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, myself included. One of the main things I struggle with being a teacher…

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I lost my son to suicide. Each day since, I commit my day to turning the page and continuing to write my story. There is no deeper grief, but I know too, that there is no greater hope than bringing life out of death. I offer each page to you as a testimony that there is hope for abundant life!

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