the fact that mental health is an integral part of
A cultural shift in attitudes about mental health needs to start with the young. The
only way they’re going to understand more about mental health and stop
stigmatizing is if they receive the necessary education.
Schools need to foster an environment in schools where mental health issues
can be identified and addressed without being stigmatized. Awareness should be
raised about mental health crises, such as self-harm, substance abuse, eating
disorders and other negative coping behavior needs to be created.
If everyone in schools is empowered with knowledge, and dialogue is
encouraged, students will have the freedom to open up about what they are
going through. This will allow them to get the support they need before it’s too
Making mental health education a mandatory part of the school curriculum is long