Make mental health education and counselling cumpulsory in all secondary schools
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1 in 4 people suffering from a form of mental illness and the majority of these people have little or no information on how to cope with this lifestyle.
When I was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I had no clue what it meant or how to live with it. My school provided no support for me and the counsellor had no idea that I was suffering. I went 3 years with no help before contacting my GP about my issues, and in those 3 years if I had gotten help from school it would've helped me immensely.
People with illnesses such as anxiety may not be able to ask for help on their own due to the illness not allowing them to reach out for support. Because they can find help for themselves, their condition worsens and leads to extremely serious issues such as suicide. If kids aren't able to find help for themselves, how are they supposed to be treated for this?
I believe it should be cumpolsory for all secondary schools to provide education on mental health issues so that we all know warning signs for people suffering from common mental health illnesses. This way they will not be suffering alone and their peers can let teachers know about the issues so the child can receive appropriate care.
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