Breaking the stigma

December 9, 2018

Watch to the end to see Kent Place students talk about their experiences with stress!

May 21, 2018

*Gender neutral they/them pronouns are used throughout.

On May 10, 2018, our upper school community had the opportunity to listen to a panel of two mental health professionals, Ms. Lisa Athan, a grief specialist and the executive director and founder of Grief Speaks, an...

March 31, 2018

What are some things you can do for your mental health?  Keep reading to find out! Not everything works for everyone, but hopefully a few will work for you.

When you’re feeling down:

  • Create a gratitude list.  Hand-write at least ten positive things, events, people, e...

February 13, 2018


let myself


that my life


have to be over

just because

theirs are

& i went


& painted

the sun

back into

my sky.

-i am allowed to live my life.

Lovelace, Amanda. The Princess Saves Herself in This One. Andrews McMeel

    Publishing, 2017.

February 8, 2018

Wild Geese

By Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.


January 27, 2018

What is depression? It can be as large as the elephant in the room, or as small as the neurons in a brain. The general definition of clinical depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily a...

January 26, 2018

write the story.


your hands 

into the dirtiest 

part of yourself. 

take the

rot & decay

& turn it into

nourishment & life

water it

& sing to it

& show it


grow a beautiful garden

from your aching

& teacher yourself

how to thrive from it.

write your story.

-the sign you’ve...

January 11, 2018

 “ I. you will

come across people

who simply cannot wait

to watch you fail.


  II. there will be many times

in which you

will fail


  III. but your failures

are just what happened―

they don’t have to be

who you are.

  IV. all you can do is

take thos...

December 13, 2017

*gender-neutral they/them pronouns are used throughout

Generally, it is accepted that there are eight main cultural identifiers: ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.  An individual may have varying amounts of pri...

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