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Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
The Manthan School believes mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.
Why do students suffer from poor mental health?
There are several reasons why students suffer from poor mental health.
- Peer pressure
- Family issues
- Toxic relationships
- Lack of sleep
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
Well, in most cases students are usually overburdened with academics and assignments. The amount of stress this causes will definitely have a negative impact on their mental health.
On the other hand, some students tend to be very competitive and sometimes want to outshine everyone else. Thus, they would feel pressured to get good grades even at the expense of their friends or not doing the assignment themselves.
Such students often develop depression due to increased stress levels. Lastly, it is normal for students to experience feelings of worthlessness once they fail an exam or lose a competition. This can also lead them to depression as most teenagers may go through this phase one time or another during their life in school.
How to improve mental health in students?
The Manthan School is committed to protecting the mental health of our students. In light of the above factors that contribute to mental illness, here are some ideas on how we help our students:
- Give students the confidence to speak up – without negative repercussions, they may be more willing to share what is going on in their lives.
- Promote positive self-esteem – remind them of their special qualities and encourage them to like themselves.
- Encourage students to practice mindfulness – having them focus on mindful activities will help with point number two.
- Teach the importance of good nutrition – it’s not just about losing weight or training for a race. Good food helps maintain good health, mental and physical health!
- Encourage students to exercise daily – many people have seen an improvement in their moods following regular exercise sessions.
- Teach students how to set realistic goals – this will give them confidence that they can do anything they want with hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
Promising environment at school
The environment at The Manthan School is apt for children’s mental health needs. A nurturing environment that encourages students to express themselves and grants them freedom of expression.
It allows students to be more confident in their ideas, and cope with stresses and physical activity. We firmly believe such an environment can produce more innovative and creative students.
Involve parents and teachers in the learning process
Parents and teachers bring different perspectives to the table. Our teachers spend many hours working with individual children and can provide insight into a child’s strengths and weaknesses.
Parents see their children in a variety of settings, which may not be possible for teachers. We believe it is important that parents and teachers work together. Together they can help students have positive experiences at school and develop the skills they need to succeed in school and life.
Mental health is crucial to overall well-being
Good mental health is essential for overall well-being, and it can contribute to a student’s ability to find success in the world. It can help students to develop and maintain strong relationships with others, as well as an overall sense of contentment. Good mental health also allows them to deal with life’s challenges and stressors in our daily lives.
While many schools in Greater Noida West don’t realize that they’re missing out on something important when they ignore student mental health, mentors at The Manthan School notice when students are not feeling their best — they may be sad, lonely, frustrated, or just generally unfulfilled with life.
The first step is recognizing the signs and symptoms of poor mental well-being and addressing them with compassion and care before it gets too bad.
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