For Mental Health to be taught as its own subject in schools

For Mental Health to be taught as its own subject in schools

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Connor Gates started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

We need to educate more people about mental health especially young people. The aim of this petition is to get Mental health to become its own subject in schools and be taught by specialist for young kids to learn the subject. Its important for kids to learn about mental health about an early age because approximately 1 in 12 young people self harm, 1 in 10 young people aged 5 - 16 years old have a mental illness. Since there are more kids these days suffering from a mental illness and the kids are becoming younger as well it would be crucial for kids to learn the signs of the different illnesses.

Kids would also learn coping mechanisms of the different illnesses and things that would help them, for example meditation, how to deal with their thoughts and doing journaling.  Its really important that kids learn these things because in this generation kids are shutting themselves away from there parents when it comes to how they feel and they are just turning to social media. Kids need to be educated properly on mental health in school instead of either going through it on there own and learning by it as a process or by reading about things on social media. 

Please share and sign this petition so we can make a change and break the stigma around mental health.

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