Friendly Hills Nurse Publishes Book on Childhood Mental Health

Friendly Hills Nurse Publishes Book on Childhood Mental Health

As the nurse at Friendly Hills Middle School, Amy Graham knows that mental health is just as important as physical health. So when her 10-year-old son struggled with depression and anxiety following the COVID pandemic, she wrote a book, "Better Than Resilient: A Journey Through Depression From a Child's Mind," about her son's experience.

Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through a dozen states with more than 50 stops. In a year when kitchen table issues, democracy and our freedoms were on the ballot, many people told me that the elections came down to a choice between, on the one side, election deniers and extremists stoking fear, and on the other, problem-solvers working to help the country move forward. Many races were close, but Americans turned the tide from a red wave to a swell of support for progress and problem-solvers. Read the full column here.