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The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Talking to a therapist can feel like unraveling your thoughts.

Maryland law expands mental health help for children

by Ruby Cerny, Editor November 3, 2021

Regardless of the ever growing acceptance for mental health, it is still a widely unexplored topic in many households. Despite this stigma, it is completely okay not to be okay.   Recently, a new...

Sometimes, your mental battery is drained and leading a normal day does not seem to be the right thing to do.

Check in with yourself: We need mental health days alongside sick days

by Chloe Little, Reporter May 26, 2021

The alarm clock rings. Snooze it. It rings again, a quick 10 minutes later. No cough, no fever, just a general “I can’t do this today,” and that’s okay. It’s okay to take a break for mental health.  May...

A word map made by Alexis Simmerman

It’s okay to not be okay

by Alexis Simmerman, Reporter May 19, 2021

Mental health= a smile on your face, a sunny attitude, and everything under control. NOPE.  Mental health isn’t about being free of all stress and problems, but it’s about learning how to deal...

Galilea Hernández’s artwork, “La Barrera del Alcohol” and the theme of the March 2021 edition of Albricias.

Lancer Spotlight: “Active” Spanish Honor Society members published in national student journal

by Alex Dembeck, Editor April 21, 2021

Every March and November, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the sponsor of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, publishes a student journal titled Albricias. This is...

Some are determined to work out to fight the pandemic with healthier bodies and minds.

Training the mind while training the body: How to improve mental health through exercise

by Zach Tilmont and Julian Rodriguez March 12, 2021

Taking time to train your mind while also training your body is the ultimate combination. During this long and dreadful global pandemic, many people are finding new ways to get through it and they are...

Gayle Blair with her horse in a barn on a beautiful day.

Lancer Spotlight: Special education teacher Gayle Blair inspires students to “Hang in there!”

by Ashlyn Martin, Reporter November 24, 2020

Special education teacher Gayle Blair stresses mental health and makes sure all of her students are “hanging in there” on a daily basis. Blair is a burst of sunshine to her students,...

When people have too much time on their hands, they can get trapped in negative thoughts.

Uncertainty + Idle time = Pandemic Depression

by Gillian Humphreys and Cameron Pattison October 23, 2020

New baby, bundled up, headed home from the hospital… but instead of welcome home banners and the family waiting to cook you a meal, advise you from experience, and shower the baby with love… you feel...

Mental health certification: How does that make you feel?

Mental health certification: “How does that make you feel?”

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh December 18, 2019

Breathe. Just breathe. I’ve had two panic attacks in school but nobody knows how to  help me--I’ve been sent home both times. If I had broken my arm, this story would be a lot different. The staff...

Out of the Darkness Walk 2017 participants pose in front of banner.

Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness for suicide and mental health

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor October 17, 2018

On October 20, the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding their sixth annual Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk in Baker Park. Out of the Darkness Walks have...

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