In this fast-paced world, students are under constant stress. Whether it is scoring marks in the exam or scoring points on the ground, students are always on the go! 

In such a world, where students grapple with stress from all angles, it is important to teach them how to handle this stress. 

Mental health issues that students face

As per recent studies, it has been found that students are one of the most affected when it comes to mental health problems

They often suffer from depression, anxiety, and ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). These are all a result of the stress they undergo due to constant pressure to score well in exams and on the ground.

These can impact their overall health and not just their performance. Physical health too goes for a toss when mental health is not taken care of. Therefore it has become increasingly important to educate children on how to handle stress before it reaches a point of no comeback.

 Although there has been a growing trend and people are acknowledging the importance of mental health education there is still a long way to go! 

In this blog, let us discuss the importance of mental health education in schools and a few tips on how students can handle stress effectively!

Let us begin with, what exactly does mental health education constitute?

mental health education programs equip students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to support their well-being.

Why should mental health become a class in schools?

  • Break the stigma:

One of the main reasons to include mental health education is to break the stigma surrounding mental disorders. It is often seen that those with mental health issues are taken for granted and are not given the proper care they need. If we begin teaching children at a young age, to respect and help those with mental health issues, we make a better world!

  • Navigate and cope in this tough world:

The world has no mercy on anyone. It is tough for us all, especially for students who are just entering the development phase of their lives. 

Mental health education makes sure that students learn important techniques and coping mechanisms.

By teaching stress management techniques, relaxation exercises, and healthy coping strategies, students learn how to cope with academic pressure, social conflicts, family issues, and other stressors in their lives. These skills not only promote resilience but also contribute to improved academic performance, better relationships, and overall well-being.

  • Emotional intelligence development:

Students who learn about mental health and how to cope, also understand the importance of emotions and how to identify emotions effectively. Not just that but also learn  practising empathy and kindness towards themselves and others. By promoting emotional intelligence, schools foster a positive school climate and enhance students’ social and emotional development.

  •  Early intervention:

Several students are already struggling with mental health problems but do not understand what exactly it is that they are going through. By educating them about various mental health disorders and how to handle them, children become equipped to identify and handle their problems effectively.

 Nalanda’s best tips! 

Students often find it difficult to concentrate and focus in class due to constant thoughts bothering them. These thoughts can be relieved if one follows the following tips and tricks!

Let us see what students can practise to keep a stable mental being.

  • Develop coping habits such as meditation, and deep breathing techniques and maintain a gratitude journal 
  • Pen down your thoughts at the end of the day
  • Set a goal to achieve every day and feel gratification at the end of the day 
  • Connect with your peers and indulge in bonding activities 
  • Maintain a healthy sleep cycle and eat a balanced diet

Mental health is an important part of well-being. Physical health is surely important but mental health is also paramount. Schools need to include mental health education and Nalanda is proud to mention that we acknowledge this and make sure of the emotional well-being of our students. 

Apart from providing the best education, Nalanda provides students with 

  • Sports 
  • Debates 
  • Discussions
  • Creative activities 
  • Extra curriculars 

To make sure that students have a platform to let their thoughts out, to exercise and let steam off and showcase their creativity.

As the best school in Hyderabad, we ensure that mental health is a priority for all our students!