What mental health needs are more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation
– Glenn Close
Mental health is equally important as physical health, yet the signs of mental distress often remain concealed, inflicting severe damage to one’s life and well-being. Raising awareness is paramount in the prevention of mental health issues, and schools serve as a crucial starting point. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 20% or one in five students grapple with mental health challenges.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as the state of mental well-being, where individuals can harness their potential, manage everyday stress, contribute to society positively, and maintain productivity. Mental health is the foundation for the well-being of people and the effective functioning of a community which influences educational outcome, development of personal relationships; crime rate & drug abuse and lot more.
The month of October provides an opportunity to acknowledge and promote mental and emotional wellness. In this session, students at CPS Global School, TMZ, were educated about the need for stable mental health through life skills learning. The poster of Mental Health Awareness served as a teaching tool, emphasizing the importance of not hiding emotions but acting on them. This involved talking and expressing feelings to trustworthy individuals, prioritizing adequate sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, fostering connections with friends and family, engaging in more physical play and exercise, practicing gratitude, self-kindness, self-awareness, boosting self-esteem, and cultivating positive thoughts. The students gained knowledge on safeguarding and enhancing their mental well-being and acquired skills to manage their emotions in a healthy manner. They were also introduced to laughter exercises, promoting a sense of humour in everyday life..
Our commitment extends to empowering CPS Global School students emphasizing the importance of mental health matters. We encourage them to seek help without hesitation, irrespective of the challenges they face. The theme of World Mental Health Day on October10th highlights that ‘mental health is a universal human right’ highlighting its equal significance with physical health. The CPS Global School team strongly believes that empowering children’s autonomy will enhance their future well-being, ensuring they flourish in all aspects of life.