RECOVER[edu] is a conversation-starter, a communication-driver, and an awareness-builder. We talk a lot about “talking about” mental health, but that’s often where the conversation ends as the tone of discomfort surrounding mental health often leads to silence. Business-as-usual is no longer an option and changes must be made. School communities have both the opportunity and moral obligation to face the adolescent mental health crisis and RECOVER[edu] is the perfect place to begin! This book is a solution-oriented guide for addressing mental health in schools. It clearly outlines common blind spots, approachable methods of correction and welcomes communities to work less fearfully and more collaboratively.
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Daniel Patterson is the author of The Assertive Parent (2018), a roadmap for building autonomy and resilience in teenagers; and RECOVER[edu], a communication guide for addressing mental health in schools (2020). He has spent over seventeen years in secondary education, serving as an English teacher, tennis coach, student council advisor, and high school assistant principal. Currently, he is the director of education for a therapeutic high school in Los Angeles and runs his own full-time consulting firm, Patterson Perspective Inc.
Patterson has been a featured voice on NBC News, The HuffPost, The Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Entrepreneur Magazine, Thrive Global, MSNBC, She Knows, Bustle, and elsewhere. He has been a guest expert on Fox News, TedX, My Dad Pod, The Bruce Cook Show, No Bounds Podcast, Tell Your Story and Lasting Learning. In addition, he has been a keynote speaker at school, recovery, and parenting conferences.