Mental illness has been a rising problem among students nowadays. The prevalence of anxiety, depression, and mental disorders among school and college students has hoisted to another level. The mental traumas students bear due to academic pressure, the heavy workload in the name of good grades, pressure for substantial tuition fees, family expectations, conflicting environments, and difficult situations have affected the mental health of the students. The sadness and grief from the trauma have resulted in students involving in abusive activities, creating disputes, and conducting misbehaviour. The feeling of loneliness and alienation has even resulted in suicides.
Growing mental illness among students has created lots of difficulties affecting their energy level and their mental ability to think and perform as well as affecting their physical health. Psychological illness has snatched the concentration and focus of students destroying their careers and different other aspects of life. But no measures have been taken by the systems to help them come out of the sore. People always think the mental health issue as a hot topic of discussion. A lack of proper awareness about the importance of mental health has created this mislead.
It is therefore necessary for everyone to understand mental health is a crucial part of overall health in order to make them realise their potential and cope with the difficult situations that they are going through. Talking about mental health will assist to normalise and accept the situation which will help those suffering. To guard and improve mental health in an appropriate way, it is foremost to make mental health awareness a part of educational courses and curricula. The timely identification of mental health problems is imperative to avoid the risks it bears. A sound mental health makes students more capable of utilising the full potential of their abilities.
So, along with academic support, educational institutions provide both social and emotional support to the students as well. It is the duty of academics to make sure how their students are doing. Focusing on the academic sheets of the students isn’t just enough. It is ineluctable to know about their mental state, too. Guiding to cope with the problems in the process of learning is what schools should do to make students battling with mental illness get out of the loop. It is essential for every academy to open and create an environment for students to reach for help and support if needed.
Empowering the students with knowledge will assist them to get the help they need. By building strong bonds and creating a protective relationship with each student, schools need to make the way of communication easier. It will allow students to talk about their mental problems. This may create a healthy and friendly environment for them to grow and learn. Organising training and workshops time and again and involving the students in various other programmes related to mental health will also help students to manage stress and avoid hassles.
Along with the increasing number of students reporting poor mental health, suicidal rates in students are also increasing. In order to resolve the issue, institutions must train students with good mental health services and for that mental health education has to be made mandatory aspects of all educational sectors, and teachers and administrators need to work on promoting cognizance to the students and avoid the negative outcomes.