Child mental health crisis: Are we ‘medicalising’ children?

A recent article by The Guardian has revealed a crisis in Children’s mental health and a feared “medicalisation of childhood”.

Natasha Devon has been liaising with schools to deliver mental health and well-being classes and she has declared that an average of three children in a class were diagnosed with mental illness.

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Six tips to boost university students’ mental health

As a university student myself, I know how stressful it can be in higher education. When deadlines are looming, money running out, being away from home and your peers are pressurising you to be social it can all become too much to handle. The Guardian have published an article with six useful tips for students in order to help boost their mental health.

A survey was carried out by the National Union of Students (NUS) last year and the results were astonishing. 78% of students had experienced mental health issues in the last year with a third of those students experiencing suicidal thoughts. An important statistic shows 54% of those students did not seek any support during this time.

University is a big step from school, however the support systems they have in place are substantially better. The university environment is designed to provide lots of support and social events in order to make students feel more comfortable at a very daunting time.

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