Burlington and South Barber School counselors discuss how Covid affects students

National School Counseling Week aims to remove stigma of mental health


February 3, 2021

Bob Pierce (left) is a mental health therapist with Horizon Mental Health in Medicine Lodge, and Alexis Shaffer (right) is a counselor at South Barber who works closely with Pierce.

Everyone has been affected by Covid-19 one way or the other. School age children appear to be some of the most resilient. However, they are some of the people who are bearing the brunt of so much of the burden caused by this pandemic with school closures, wearing masks all day, cancellation of so much that they love doing. It's not the normal to which Americans are accustomed.

This is National School Counseling Week. Countless counselors are being recognized by their schools across the U.S. This includes Burlington Public School Counselor Gayle McNett, South Barber (SB) counselors Kathie K...

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