November can be a tough month for many. The sky is gray, it gets dark at 5pm and the anticipation of the holidays makes the weeks seem longer. For our students, academics are ramping up, assignments are due and exams are getting closer.
This month the High School and Middle School students have teamed up to begin filming our first Mental Health Mini Mic of the year. They chose to focus on academics and look to our older, more experienced students, to provide advice to our younger students. They are interviewing about topics such as study tips, balancing extracurriculars and what they can look forward to in grade 12. Keep your eye out for this in the near future!
In the High School, the Grade Rep students have begun to plan a student wellness PD day (name TBD) for the new year. The purpose will be to help students prepare for February exams and to connect with their individual grade through a variety of social activities.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Triangle - How Our Thoughts, Emotions and Behaviours Affect One Another
The cognitive triangle illustrates how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors affect one another. This idea forms the basis of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). When we change one part of this triangle all other areas are impacted.
Tips for changing our thoughts, emotions and behaviors this November:
If you are really struggling this month and need support, as of today (December 1st, 2023), people across Canada are able to call and text 9-8-8 for support. This service is free and available to anyone who is suicidal, in emotional distress or worried about someone they know.
At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.