Counseling is an important component of the educational system and vital for preparing and assisting students to be successful lifelong learners.
School psychologists, school social workers, nurses, and child welfare and attendance supervisors, can help students manage emotions, cope with crises, overcome barriers to learning, and make decisions regarding their future. They help students set short- and long-term goals, reduce and resolve conflicts, encourage attendance, and can help prevent youth suicide. It’s important to support and encourage these programs because we all make a difference.
Some factors that contribute to mental health are difficult to control, such as facing socio-economic hardships, dealing with trauma, alienation, or coping with biological factors such as chemical imbalances, but there are some actions we can take to improve emotional, psychological, and social well-being, such as education.
Research shows that education can improve mental health by broadening intellectual, social, and emotional horizons. It can expand knowledge, further goals, and help build better-coping mechanisms. One way to engage in all these activities is through learning and education. Studies of the relationship between education and mental health have shown that higher levels of education can also help graduates gain important structural and economic advantages by providing a sense of accomplishment. Regardless of the education, creative to academic to athletic, education helps us discover meaningful activities that can bring joy and a great sense of accomplishment.
If you, or someone you love, is struggling in school, or seeking more educational opportunities, our team at Resolutions Therapy may be able to help. CONTACT US to learn more.