Mental Health Awareness Month

If you aren’t already aware, during May a huge event takes place to spread awareness for mental health issues.

From depression to schizophrenia, mental health is one of many types of illnesses that I believe need to be discussed more and taught more to newer generations as the most common types of mental health are around us all the time. For example, I believe people should be taught how to help someone who has a panic attack in an awkward situation instead of just blindly standing there with no clue how to help the victim.

Also, you wouldn’t need to have special classes dedicated to mental health as most of the procedures are quite straight forward and easy to handle.

Teaching children that bullying can sometimes lead to the victim being diagnosed with a mental illness later on in life could put a new image on how children view the subject. Maybe this could prevent fewer cases involving bullying from happening.


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Olivia Penpraze was one of the many sufferers to die from mental illnesses that were caused by name calling and making fun of her healthy body image.

If you would like to read more there will be a link at the bottom of the page.


 

What do you think of this subject?

Should children be taught about mental illnesses and how do you think it should be discussed?

Feel free to leave a comment.

Here is the link to the Olivia Penpraze story:


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