Student mental health ‘failing a generation’
In 2016, 146 students killed themselves, and three have died in Bristol in the past month alone. Read the full story
Mo says: So many are in crisis. Whether it is stress from exams, pushy parents, peer pressure, gender identity or many more issues. I believe it is out of control because there are only a few counsellors out in schools for them to talk to. Because there are no places for them to go to except their own bedroom where they ask the internet and get bogus answers from the wrong people.
Universities offer counselling services staffed by trainees or counsellors that may not have experience dealing not only with these specific kinds of problems, but of working with young people. It is not like working with an adult.
How often do we stop and listen?
No one has time, parents are too busy. When was the last time you stopped what you were doing and really listened?
When they ask for help, how do we make sure young people actually get it?