Dr. Frank Buck: “Why mental health would improve if schools would teach organization and time management skills”

Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine
Published in
7 min readApr 2, 2020

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Mental illness encompasses a wide range of severity. My work speaks about stress reduction. It targets the seemingly unlimited demands on us as the culprit.

I would love to see our schools do a better job of teaching young people organization and time management skills. These skills don’t fit neatly into the area of language, math, science, or social studies. Yet, they impact all those areas and every aspect of a student’s life.

Second, technology provides solutions that are literally in the palms of our hands. My wife will be the first to tell you I am “directionally challenged.” She can visualize a map of the entire metropolitan area in her head and see 15 different ways to get from “Point A” to “Point B.”

I need to be told what comes after “Turn left out of the parking lot.”

Yet, a simple navigation app on my phone makes this weakness irrelevant. That small voice coming out of the phone tells me what I need to know exactly when I need to know it. I can’t tell you how much calmer my time behind the wheel has become.

Those approaching the winters of their lives could benefit greatly from technology that is already available. What they need is someone to teach them.

As a part of my series about “Mental Health Champions” helping to normalize the focus on mental wellness, I had the pleasure to interview… Dr. Frank Buck. Frank is a public

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Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.