It is alarming to know that young toddlers almost of four years age are suffering from mental health issues like anxiety, tension, panic attacks, depression, eating and sleeping disorders. The schools are struggling to provide help to such students. According to a survey, 98% of the school teachers and authorities have observed these traits in the students; preschoolers too are included in the category. The main issue here is the lack of professionals in mental health who can identify these symptoms in the children, and timely help is to be provided to the children so that it will not lead to any catastrophic situations.
Teenagers mostly undergo mental issues due to sudden exposure to the world and changing hormones. Even 13-14-year-old children are also prone to mental problems due to stress and strain. 18% of the votes point out towards difficulties in 4-7-year-olds. 35% people have observed the symptoms in the age group of 7 to 10. The meeting of National Association of head teachers’ has brought out flaws in the education system. There are no services or experts available to deal with the mental health of students. 22% of the teachers said that when they approached for help regarding mental issues of the children, they were not successful in finding a right solution.
Experts have suggested the government to provide training to the teachers in the aspect of mental health also. This issue is critical in the current society as the children have to deal with innumerable problems like sexual harassment, domestic violence, peer pressure, exploitation, etc. The symptoms if recognized and treated in time, the future of the child will be happy and secure. The school teachers should be well trained to handle any situation, and there should be a rapport between the health care providers and the school management.
A particular budget must be allocated to the department of mental health for students as mental issues make any child isolated and lead to instability in classes and obsessive-compulsive disorder.