here’s a fine short info film produced by Peel District Schoolboard…
A simple reminder how easy it is to be left feeling alone, bewildered and strange, that we ar ethe only one who stuggles and that whatever is going on it’s our fault, there’s something “wrong ” with us.
When we do we can so easily become isolated by those very thoughts and emotions.
It’s also about hope, and how we can usefully support each other. Accepting each other, listening, and connecting go such a long, long way.
We do know what we can do to support each other in distress – at least we know when we are kids.
I hope schools begin to incorporate mental health into their core curriculum more. I’m mostly thinking of where I grew up. It was quiet the failure. I have been impressed with what Toronto has done and clearly Peel is heading in the right direction.
Hi prideinmadness, welcome I like that this is not about curriculum so much as it is about being and how we can be with each other – some might say that’s an education worth a lot more than facts and figures…. K
I think mental health along with many other issues such as sexism and homophobia for example should be taught in school. It would have been very helpful for me as a teen experiencing depression and self harm to have been able to have learned about basic mental health in my Health class. My peers would have greatly benefited from it as well.
Still, a lot has changed since I left high school about 5 years ago. We need to teach children and youth how to be and how to be with each other and school is the best place for that to start.