Frequently Asked Questions
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It impacts our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and also influences our decision-making, interpersonal relationships, and stress management. Taking care of one’s mental health at every stage of a person’s life is important.
It is possible to treat, prevent, and cure mental health conditions.
Many factors can contribute to mental health problems, some of them are biological factors (genes, brain chemistry, etc.), life experiences (trauma, abuse, etc.), and family history of mental health problems.
Students are in a state of learning, unlearning, and relearning. Therefore, they must perform to the best of their abilities and engage in meaningful interactions with others. High levels of mental health are linked to better learning, creativity, and productivity, as well as greater pro-social conduct and pleasant social interactions, as well as better physical health and longer life expectancies, according to research.
Marked decline in academic performance regardless of the best effort, severe stress, or anxiety as seen by a persistent unwillingness to attend school, sleep or engage in activities appropriate for the child’s age, frequent physical complaints, in addition to normal play, hyperactivity includes fidgeting and frequent movement, and concentration difficulties either present or absent, persistent nightmares, persistent disrespect for authority people and/or persistent aggressiveness (lasting longer than six months), regular and mysterious fit throwing, self-harm or self-death threats.
Studies show that there is little increase in the risk of poor mental health among students who use drugs and alcohol, especially cigarettes, binge drinking, and marijuana. Another unmistakable risk factor for mental health symptoms is having experienced abuse or violence in the past year.
Resilience and coping mechanisms are known protective factors, although low physical activity and sleep issues are also associated with mental health issues. Campus climate and mental health are related; students who report feeling alienated and perceive themselves and their classmates as unsupportive and irresponsible are far more likely to have mental health issues.
EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH
We think that human performance and mental health are related concepts rather than two distinct goals. They work together to enable human flourishing.
Our employment affects our physical, mental, and social health greatly because we spend a major percentage of our waking hours there. According to estimates, more than 80% of employees in India experience mental health problems related to their jobs.
1) Changes in appearance and self-care
2) Regularly absent or late to work.
3) Poor performance at work.
4) Socially withdrawing.
5) Easily enraged.
6) Being more pessimistic.
7) Difficulty working with others
- DISCUSS – Talking frankly about how your job is affecting your personal life will help people comprehend your concerns.
- SEEK SUPPORT- Getting help for your mental health concerns doesn’t make you any smaller; on the contrary, it will increase your productivity and job satisfaction.
- DEVICE A PLAN- Make a plan that best suits you for the time being by speaking with your employer.
- HEAL – Give yourself some time, and recover gradually.
It’s acceptable to express your concern even if you are unsure of the appropriate response. Asking them how they are doing or what’s on their mind in private. Request assistance if you can, or let the person know you’re willing to talk whenever they’re ready. Even just listening to them out and showing support may really help.