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Anxiety disorders are often generalized simply as stress, when the two are actually very different from each other. The Sidekick advertising/communications manager Manasa Mohan explains why people shouldn’t lean into the stigma surrounding mental health disorders and how harmful it can be to those with them.

Please don’t tell me to calm down

Manasa Mohan, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 22, 2022

Fear.  Restlessness.  These are normal feelings that most people experience throughout their life. But for me, those feelings don’t occur every once in a while.  Ironically, those feelings...

Coppell residents gather in the Coppell Arts Center lobby before the Front & Center speaker series with NFL defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and his father Chris Thomas on Sunday night. Solomon is a 2014 Coppell High School graduate, who is currently with the New York Jets, along with working with the Defensive Line Foundation to raise awareness for mental health for young people of color.

“Vulnerability is true strength”

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor April 4, 2022

Since graduating from Coppell High School in 2014, Solomon Thomas has made an undeniable name for himself.  Drafted No. 3 overall in 2017 by the San Francisco 49ers and signing with the New York Jets...

Escapism is a diversion from unpleasant aspects of life, but it is normally seen in a negative light. The Sidekick staff writer Havish Premkumar explains why escapism can be a beneficial coping mechanism for teens.

Wanna get away? Mental escapes leading to happier, successful students

Havish Premkumar, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Stress is a guaranteed foe to succumb to, especially when in the midst of the teenage years. Which consists of the sheer volume of homework assignments that ignites, to extracurricular activities ensuing...

On Thursday at the Cozby Library and Community Commons from 7 to 8:30 p.m., licensed professional counselor Chris Guzniczak, located at the Flower Mound Counseling clinic, is discussing mental health strategies. Guzniczak will share tips for handling negative feelings, identifying emotions, changing perspectives and maintaining a sense of self. Photo courtesy Chris Guzniczak

Guzniczak to speak about teenage mental health

Anushree De, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

According to a study published by Journal of Medical Internet Research, 71% (138 of the 195 students) of randomly selected high school students indicated increased stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19...

Transitioning into high school can be a daunting task for oncoming middle school students. This can intensify when students are dealing with the troubles of a poor state of mental health that can come along with a pandemic.

Pandemic makes for challenging one-year experience for freshmen

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

“This year has been crazy.”  CHS9 student Sunya Ajani began the first nine weeks of her freshman year virtually and switched to in-person school in the second nine weeks for the remainder of the...

Best-selling author visits CISD for community forum on suicide awareness (with video)

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer September 21, 2018

On Tuesday night, Coppell ISD brought light to the issue of suicide by bringing in awareness speaker Jeff Yalden for National Suicide Prevention Month.   Parents entered the CHS auditorium to...

The Netflix original television show “13 Reasons Why” tells the story of a girl who leaves behind 13 tapes explaining why she commited suicide. The show’s protagonist, Clay Jensen, is featured on one of the tapes.

Damaging, unrealistic portrayals of mental health in “13 Reasons Why”

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer February 12, 2018

In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, killing nearly 45,000 Americans annually. Despite this, the Netflix original show “13 Reasons Why,” which correlates with an increase...

Being happy requires more than smiles

Being happy requires more than smiles

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer November 5, 2016

A good start to the week is very important and everyone starts their week in differently. Last week, I started my week by locking myself in my car at 11 p.m. and screaming from a stress-induced panic attack....

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