Mental Health Services for Teachers & Educators

Educators’ Mental Health

Educators often find themself at high risk for mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. This group of professionals includes teachers, principals, teacher’s aides and other school support staff.

While education was a stressful profession long before the pandemic hit, the occupation is seeing a more substantial increase in mental health problems in the last few years than most other professions.

A rise in school violence and school safety concerns in recent years has also had an impact, putting even more pressure on educators to protect the students in their care.

Common Mental Health Concerns For Teachers

Teachers are especially prone to stress, burnout, depression, and anxiety as a result of the following often-reported work conditions:

  • Long working hours
  • Lack of resources
  • High expectations from school districts and parents
  • Student disciplinary issues
  • Challenges with work-life balance
  • Fallout stress from pandemic-era issues, including policing masking policies, concerns about getting sick, and remote teaching

A 2021 study from Rand Corp. found that:

  • 27% of teachers have experienced symptoms of depression;
  • 37% of teachers have experienced symptoms of generalized anxiety;
  • 33% of teachers reported thinking of leaving the profession more now than prior to the pandemic; and
  • 60% of teachers surveyed said they enjoy their jobs less now, compared to before the pandemic.

An additional study in 2022 found that nearly 75% of teachers and 85% of principals experience workplace stress, compared to 33% of the rest of the working population.

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Mental Health Support For Doctors And Nurses

Depression Treatment

It’s our belief at Barn Life Recovery that depression is a symptom of long-term exposure to a life not aligned with the soul. It arises from negative emotions that have existed for an extended period of time, without a proper coping mechanism or appropriate ways to allow these emotions to pass through. Our licensed, clinical team and holistic treatment model allow our clients to explore how to accept and embrace the inevitable hurdles, trauma, and pain that accompany depression, in order to fully heal and triumph.

Anxiety Treatment

At the soul level, anxiety thrives in an environment of fear and resistance. At Barn Life Recovery, we help clients overcome anxiety disorders by fostering a state of openness, receptiveness and acceptance. We utilize natural remedies for anxiety, as well as holistic treatment services including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, Martial Arts, Yoga, and Chinese Herbal Therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program is best for adults struggling with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and dependencies that do not require detoxification. Powered by clinically-backed therapies and tools, we provide clients the time and space needed to restore themself. They can continue to live their day-to-day life while intently focusing on their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our partial hospitalization program track is tailored to the individual and generally lasts anywhere from 30-120 days. In this 5-hour, full-day program, clients are able to enjoy the comforts of home while simultaneously receiving intensive mental health treatment. Clients are able to focus on their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental well-being without being confined by inpatient services.

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Free Community Support Groups

At Barn Life Recovery, we partner with many different organizations to host and provide a venue for free support groups promoting wellness and community connection. Our support groups include Recovery Dharma, NAMI Support Group, and more.

Why many teachers don’t seek treatment

There are a number of reasons teachers are less likely than other professionals to seek treatment for depression and anxiety:

  • Fear of losing their job
  • Fear of being judged as incompetent or unable to effectively lead
  • Concerns about colleagues finding out
  • Liability concerns within the school or school district

Additional mental health resources for teachers


We are in-network with all PPO plans. We are proudly a certified Tricare provider. We are now able to work with Magellan Health/Blue Shield of CA HMO plans.

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Hear From Those We've Impacted

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Barn Life is uniquely special. As someone who has had long stretches of sobriety with "traditional" communities and methods, Barn Life stepped in when I started struggling during the pandemic and said "traditional" methods failed to help.The staff here are exceptional. This is a truly subjective statement, but it is my honest opinion that the people from the owner (Hi Matt!) to EVERYONE else works there because they believe in the work and want to share the tools they found.Barn Life and their little sibling, Peer Mental Wellness were the launchpad from a shell of an existence to person with self-love/respect, and a life-mission of personal development.

Steven D.
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Best for someone looking for spiritual healing in addition to their mental health healing.

Luka P.
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Barn life is probably one of the most amazing facilities you could ever attend when it comes to mental illness. This was the first place that popped up when I was searching for help and I’m so thankful that it did. The environment is very therapeutic, the staff is awesome, and the group discussions and activities were so helpful in me understanding what I was experiencing. Do not hesitate to be a part of this place. It’s literally a game changer. I was only there for 6 weeks but I wished I stayed at least 6 months. Ever since returning home, I’ve been much happier and my perspective has changed dramatically. I’ve done things and participated in events at my college that I never thought I would be able to do. This place is truly amazing and I’m forever grateful that I found this place.

Ariana E.
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Through trial and error of trying to stay sober this program is definitely the most caring and supporting of them all if anyone needs help and is willing to help themselves I suggest barnlife they will for a fact give you the push you need and the tools to keep you going

Mason T.
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My daughter has been at Barn Life Recovery now for two months. It was my last resort to send her 9 hours away from me. She has been in drug and mental health rehabs in and out for two years. This was my last stitch effort to save my daughter and get her back to herself. Alyssa and I spoke multiple times before deciding. Their willingness to do everything for her and the different teams they have work with them is amazing. My daughter is happy again and clean and sober. She loves it there in their outpatient program. They restore your faith in humanity. They help restore someone who is broken in so many places to themselves. They have put the light back in my daughters eyes. They are committed to helping each person who truly wants the help. They assist in helping them get jobs and be responsible members of society. I recommend their program to anyone wanting to recover from drug, alcohol and mental health.Thank you to all the people at Barn Life who have made my daughter smile and bring the light back to her eyes. I am truly grateful.DawnaLee

DawnaLee W.
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I am alumni from Zen Recovery Path / a great place , and live a happy healthy life ever since / great peaceful place to recover // Namaste

Michael M.



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