"I wanted to be that kind of support for teachers."

"I wanted to be that kind of support for teachers."

Doctoral student Erin Jones launched TeacherBrain to provide a web-based platform that offers coaching, resources and support to help teachers manage the stresses of their jobs. 

Having struggled with anxiety and depression both in and outside of the classroom, Jones started to notice signs that her fellow teachers were experiencing burnout and other mental health challenges. 

“I started to have this idea that I wanted to do something, not about what you should do as a teacher in the classroom, but about what you can do to take care of yourself in order to take care of your kids,” she said. “I wanted to be that kind of support for teachers.”

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