MENTAL health issues amongst teens is a burning topic in schools and keeping yourself positive in any way you can is always great. Going through school can be considered a tough time because of the burden of schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and sports and sometimes bullying.
As experts put it, mental health is considered the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment. However in simple words, mental health really just describes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It even affects the way that we may think, feel or act. Mental health can also help determine the way we might handle stress, make choices and relate to others. This is important throughout all the stages in life ranging from being a child to a fully grown adult. This is an extremely important issue amongst teenagers and the message should be spread that nowadays although mental health problems are common, help is available.
Keeping yourself positive is probably the hardest thing to do during a stage of mental health but there is help available out there. With help from counsellors and everyday people alike, people with mental health problems (such as anxiety disorder, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorders) are able to get better and in many cases recover completely. Knowing the early warning signs of mental health is a great way to help you in the long run. Being able to recognize early signs allows for someone with mental health to cope with their difficulties a lot easier. So, if you see signs of mental health problems in your friends, let them know that you are there for them whenever they need any support. You won’t believe the difference you can make by saying this.
Something that needs to be done about the rising concern of mental health is to spread the word about the issues that concern it. Being able to spread the word about a growing issue is a great way to raise awareness about it. As people start to find out the causes and effects of mental health, it gives people a sense of appreciation and respect for each other.
In conclusion, let’s get everyone in on the big issue and get people spreading the word through different media sources such as facebook, twitter, vine, pinterest, linkedin, instagram as well as other related media sources.
So, let’s get the word on mental health out there and spread the awareness where it’s needed!
BY HARNOOR GILL
Grade 10 student
Christ The King Catholic Secondary