Mental health refers to the state of an individual’s emotional , social and psychological well being. Mental health is what controls our views and mindset about how we see life.There are many factors affecting a person’s mental health . Be it financial issues , family issues , health issues or life issues.
With this ongoing pandemic and lockdown , we have seen almost everyone’s mental health has been affected . Similarly , students are being affected too . But it’s not even about the pandemic , that is actually just a cherry on top. Students have been facing mental health crises for years .
“What are usually the problems with a student’s mental health ?”
Students from schools and colleges almost have the same issues with just a slight difference. While it’s about performing well in academics and doing better than their fellow classmates and also to get a good college in future for school going individuals , college going students face problems about the stress and tensions which comes with life while trying to excel in academics as well as to make a good career .
Overthinking and sleep issues also play a huge role in an individual’s mental health issues. The fact we play a particular thought over and over in our mind comes with a huge cost and that is our mental health which usually concludes in something catastrophic for our own self.
” What may be the consequences of such issues among students and effects on their education ? “
Researches have shown that low academic grades is the bigger cause of the elevating anxiety and stress among students . It usually leads to recurring depression from time to time . The tensions and stress that comes with low grades and life altering events for a student either a school going or a college going , happens to be the reason for their low concentration , self doubts , decreased energy levels , lack of optimism , lack of confidence , etc.
The problem of a student may be anything related to their surroundings , it can be in their house , their neighborhood or maybe even in their educational institution itself but combined with the academic failures and stress , it takes a toll over their mental health . Many succumb to their despair and commits suicide .
Suicidal behaviour is very often seen among students these days which is a big matter of concern because self harm is not what should be practiced in any case .
Education of the individual is affected by their mental health issues because with the increase in pressure , most students opt to drop out of their schools or colleges interrupting their basic education . While it may be a great success for few to excel in their entrepreneurial ventures , it can be a boon to many due to their lack of interest and emotional as well as their psychological well being .
“How can students have a better knowledge of mental health and ways to cope up with such issues ?”
Educational institutes can educate their staff , parents and students with mental health topics . Mental health is important for everyone . It is not limited just to students but for teachers and parents too.
By maintaining a positive atmosphere for both home and their place of learning , it is actually possible to heal a person from their soul eating stress .
Also , one can organise some counselling programs for students to teach them ways to help with their tensions . Such as yoga events , fun activities , art programs and many more. Afterall , happiness can be found in every tiny thing , it’s everywhere in almost everything . We just have to find it and grab it .
” It can be a challenge but it is never impossible to heal from your traumas. A healthy mindset will always make you a winner. Every person is fighting with their own demons . But a positive attitude towards life can cure almost everything . “
- Loveleen Kaur
(Growth Central VC)