To Get a Leg Up, Start Teaching Mental Health in Junior High

Posted on August 15, 2013

Ever wonder why mental health is not taught in schools? Likely not, if you are of the mainstream mindset. But a majority of the population is affected by mental illness.

Twenty-five percent of individuals exhibit symptoms of various mental health disorders at some point in their lives, diagnosed or not (according to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health). There are untold family members, mates, close friends, neighbors and colleagues who deal with it — not to mention the effect of depression, anxiety and personality disorders in our workplaces and community.

What exactly does teaching mental health involve? Though the list of mental illnesses is long, the remedies for good mental health for ourselves, those near us, and the broader population is shorter. It is not limited only to therapies and medications, but involves what each of us can do to learn and understand and put into practice good coping skills.

Click on the link below to read the full article.

Category(s):Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

Source material from PsychCentral

Mental Health News