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The Quiet Time Program Is Helping Inner City School Kids Deal with Stress

David Lynch Foundation

Traumatic stress is a reality among millions of students who grow up in a climate of fear, bullying, violence, and substance abuse—stress which impedes academic achievement and undermines physical and mental health. FACTS: Ten million students take antidepressant medication. Four million children suffer from ADHD and other learning disorders. Suicide is the third-leading cause
of death among teenagers. Seventy percent of students with mental health problems are not getting the help they need.

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  • Sharon Kelly

    This is very inspiring and I would like to see it in not just in schools, but also in the workplace as well. Because of this article I've decided to take a chance and visit my local yoga centre.

  • AJ Titong

    A friend of mine is a teacher at one of the first schools that practices TM. It was very interesting how she told me about how students have progressed/destressed after a period of time, institutionalizing this practice. I wonder what it would take to bring this across all schools.

  • Hillary Newman

    Great video! It's interesting to see the how test scores have gone up since introducing TM into these schools. I think it would be great is offices started implementing TM.

  • Lindsey Smith

    As a student myself, I find stress to be a part of my life everyday. In the last year, I started practicing hot yoga because the class pushes me reflect on my life, actions, and character in a stress-free environment. What do you do to minimize your stress?

    • Hillary Newman

      Hey Lindsey, I started doing hot yoga during college, too. It was a healthy way to take a break from school. I've stopped practicing yoga as frequently but am hoping to get back into it in 2013.

      • Lindsey Smith

        Looks like an awesome program. Thanks for the information! I will definitely have to look into taking a lesson from a TM teacher.