Unlocking the Mind: Addressing School Mental Health for Holistic Well-being

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Ruchi Tiwari
Aradhana Shukla


This paper aims to describe the concept of mental health and its role in the improvement of students’ well-being in schools. Mental health can be defined as the presence of mental well-being in an individual, with the help of which he understands stressful situations, then copes with the environmental circumstances, uses his ability, learns to work well, and contributes positivity to society. Although mental health balance is important for all in every situation of life, its significance in school life cannot be denied. Therefore, there is a need to understand the barriers to mental health in school settings and promote mental health by using adequate moderators. As children and adolescents are facing many mental health problems, there is a need to understand and minimize their problems. In order to achieve this goal, there is a need to promote school-based programs aimed at ensuring well-being, enhancing emotional regulation, increasing coping and problem-solving strategies, and decreasing the magnitude of bullying and other aggressive behavior. It will create a conducive environment for the students’ and teachers’ good mental health of the students and the teachers as well. Moreover, a complete mental health program in schools can create a secure and supportive learning environment, which can also be effective in dealing with familial problems.Truly, speaking as a student, we spend a significant amount of time in school, so positive psychological interventions are required and can be implemented to create an age-appropriate environment and counsel the students and teachers both for a more positive and supportive school climate for all. Also, mental health improvement programs are highly needed to contribute positivity to the community.

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Tiwari, R. ., & Shukla, A. . (2024). Unlocking the Mind: Addressing School Mental Health for Holistic Well-being. Mind and Society, 13(01), 65–71. https://doi.org/10.56011/mind-mri-131-20248